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. – (Romans 10:10, NIV)
For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. – (Romans 10:10, NLT)
Yes, we believe in Jesus deep in our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we openly say that we believe in Him, and so we are saved. – (Romans 10:10, ERV)
Our salvation is not dependent on what we do, but rather by what we believe. What we believe is formed through the truth that we hear, which compels us to go forth and profess the same truth that brought us to this place of knowing that we are made right with God, so that others too, may come to know the amazing grace that saves. May we be so flooded with the revelation of His goodness and grace that has justified us before Him, that we go forth and extend His heart to all whom we encounter.
Salvation’s a gift,
granted by God’s grace;
to those who believe,
what they’ve heard, by faith.
It’s that very faith,
that stirs hearts declare;
the truth we’ve received,
and hope we now share.
Let each heart lay hold,
of God’s saving grace;
as we choose declare,
this hope we embrace.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that salvation is a gift that You freely give to us – that we cannot earn it, but rather we must choose to believe to receive it. Thank You that as we receive what You have given, our hearts cannot hold the overwhelming grace that we have been granted, and we are compelled to share this glorious gift with those around us. Forgive us for keeping You to ourselves, and teach us how to profess our faith to others through our words and deeds in a way that demonstrates the loving kindness that You give to each of us. Show us how to love as we are loved. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we embrace what You have freely given, and profess to others, the treasure that is ours to share. Amen.
God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me. – Genesis 21:6