Believe in Your Heart

Today we are learning from Romans 10:5-21



For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them.
Moses followed the old testament standard, follow the law, live as a righteous man. 

But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
There it is.. the crux of the gospel.   That confession, that belief, God raised Christ from the dead.  Belief in that = salvation.    Righteousness of faith doesn't question about the need to ascend to heaven or descend to hell.  It simply believes that God did what was necessary. 

10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
No hesitations, no corrections, no "you are good enough, you aren't".   It is simply.. do you believe?  Have you confessed?  That's it.  You meet those parameters and you will be saved.   How simple is that eh?  Believe it.. not with your head.. believe it in your heart.   Be justified.  Be saved.  Know that in your belief you will not be put to shame. All are equal in their salvation. All receive God's riches freely. Call upon God's name... be saved.  

14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
18 But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for
“Their voice has gone out to all the earth,
    and their words to the ends of the world.”
19 But I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says,
“I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation;
    with a foolish nation I will make you angry.”
20 Then Isaiah is so bold as to say,
“I have been found by those who did not seek me;
    I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.”
21 But of Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.”
Do you see it?   Do you see how vital it is to preach God's word?
But even those who never have a chance to hear God's word proclaimed (from believing souls) have no excuse.    God's word has gone out throughout the world. It's always been proclaimed and heard throughout the  world. 

Can you see it?  “I have been found by those who did not seek me;
    I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.”
God can always make himself known to those he chooses.  ALWAYS.  So there is no excuse for any of usWe need to proclaim who the Lord is, we might be that method God uses to open someone's heart to the Lord, but we are not the only means he has to use, you know?   His word is found throughout the world, there are no excuses.  But let me be the words someone hears that brings out the truth of God to listening ears. 

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  1. No excuse. For certain. And this is perhaps one of my biggest challenges - I am not an outgoing person by nature. I have to work hard at it.

    We do have to be careful about these verses, though, and not use them without the rest of the Bible in salvation. If we only look at Romans 10:9-13, we can be mistaken that this is all God calls us to for salvation. While this is certainly a key part, there are other passages that call for additional obedience for salvation, such as Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2:38, as well as other examples in Acts 22:16, Acts 19:5, Gal 3:17. There are others but my thought here is that we have to not take one or two verses and use them without the context of the whole of the Word of God.

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    1. Very true, hence: God can always make himself known to those he chooses. ALWAYS. So there is no excuse for any of us . We need to proclaim who the Lord is, we might be that method God uses to open someone's heart to the Lord, but we are not the only means he has to use, you know? His word is found throughout the world, there are no excuses. But let me be the words someone hears that brings out the truth of God to listening ears.

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