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June 30 | Romans 10:9-15

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I Believe

by Judy Webb


For those of us who have ever wondered if we are saved, or have been asked by someone new to the faith if they are saved, Romans 10:9-15 holds the answer. Concentrate on verse 10 and you can remove all doubt. “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Learning this early on in our Christian walk is helpful for those days when we question everything. By reading and studying God's Word regularly we learn this truth and can trust that we will see God.

A number of years ago I had the privilege to share short messages at local nursing homes. I would find a scripture to read to them and then would do just a little bit of studying up on the verses. Sometimes I would hear the question, “How do I know I will go to Heaven?” Romans 10:10 would help me answer. There is something so precious about assuring Believers that they will see Jesus. It seems the folks, especially the older generation, tend to think they need to do something; that they have power over their salvation. There is such relief in their eyes once they understand that when we believe with our heart and profess with our mouths, we are His for eternity.


Our heart is the center of emotion, it is our Spirit, our core. When we believe and have confidence in the truth of the scriptures, we use our mouth to profess or confess our faith and declare openly to others. Then we can have confidence in our salvation. We are rescued from sin and death with the promise of eternal life.


And that is how Scripture is; it speaks to us and meets us right where we are. Words we need to hear have already been spoken/written and can be found on the pages of our Bibles. When seeking truth or direction, or answers to questions which stump us, we need only look as far as our own Bibles.

 

PRAYER PRACTICE


Read today’s passage and devotion. Then spend some time praying and asking God to show you what you need to pay attention to in the text. Ask God to help you see what this text, and the part that has stood out, may mean for you. Don’t expect to get a clear word every time but always be ready to really hear from God through His Word.






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