Words from the Heart for Thursday November 21st, 2019
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9 (NKJV)
Confess with your Lips
The teen suspects who were wanted for three murders in Canada earlier this year confessed to their crimes and said they planned to kill more people, in a video recorded not long before the two died by suicide, police said. Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, showed “no remorse for their actions” and expressed “their intentions to potentially kill others” in the video, which was found on a digital camera.
I recently shared the good news of Jesus with someone who would only live a few days longer. As death was approaching he was fearful. So I shared the good news that eternal life is a free gift and that Jesus had died on the cross to take away his sin so he could stand before God as his son. I asked him if he wanted to trust Jesus Christ to be his Saviour and with tears running down his face he said he did. So we prayed and when we finished praying he said, “you know, I really believe this.” I immediately thought of Romans 10:9: “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” There was no doubt in my mind that I had a new brother in Christ at that moment. What a blessing to know that everything that is necessary for our salvation has been freely provided by the Lord Jesus through His death on the Cross. All God asks of us is that we publicly confess our faith and “really believe this” as my friend testified. Take time today to tell somebody you know that Jesus is Lord of your life and the risen Christ has taken up residence in your heart by faith.
These have been words from the heart.