Blessed Assurance

 

October 1

 

Read Romans 10:9-13

"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. For with the heart, one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved. For the Scriptures say, "Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame." 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. For 'everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'"

 

Reflect

According to these verses, what are the requirements for salvation? Is anyone excluded?

 

The world religions have a lot of different ideas about how to get into heaven. Or if there even is a heaven. But the gist of these religions is that we have to work hard to gain our way, or we have to be moral enough to create a sort of utopia here on earth. What strikes me as I read over these different ideas to "attain" salvation is the complete lack of confidence believers in these religions must feel. It must be unsettling to go through life, always wondering if I performed enough good works to make it. And if I am counting on my morality to contribute to a utopia on earth, I must either be in denial of my own selfishness or daily disappointed in myself.

 

But then, there's Christianity. God, Himself provides the way of salvation - faith in Jesus Christ. It is a free gift. We can't earn it through good works. I love the assurance we are given in Romans 10:11, "Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame." If we believe in Jesus's resurrection and confess that He is Lord, we will be saved. We won't be surprised when we die to find out we missed the mark.

 

There is no checklist of good deeds or penances we need to make. What a relief it is to know that we are so loved by God that He would make a way for us to be saved and clearly reveal it to us in His Word. It is not a mystical mystery, and we can know for sure that we are saved from hell.

 

Even better news? There are no exclusions. There are no distinctions among people. The Lord is the Lord of all people. And everyone who calls on His name will be saved. The question is, will you act upon this reality? Will you share the good news of God's grace?

 

Pray

Jesus, thank You for being the Name by which I can be saved. Thank You for the assurance and peace I have because my trust is in You. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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Dear Lord Jesus. I was a lost soul Till one day when I was a teenager a went to a First Baptist Church in Hammond IND. There I found what I was looking for and in that listening to the word of God The love I felt deep inside for the Lord overwhemed me. I responded to the calling at the end of the service and spoke to a wonderful lady that lead me to Jesus and I accepted him into my heart and I was Baptized . I've never regretted it . I was about 15 years old then. I am 63 now. It took a long time even after I was saved to really realize after making so many mistakes in my life that Jesus was there with open arms waiting for me to return to him. even though I felt unworthy of Him for the sins I committed and that kept me back from reconciling with Jesus . But know after a long time . I am back to where I should be. Thanks be to God our Father in Jesus name Amen.
Lord Jesus, a long time ago You called me to Yourself and I am thankful that in spite of my unlovely ways, You have promised to save me by Your name, for Your name is Holy.
Romans 10:13 For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." AMEN!
Dear Lord, thank You for including me in your salvation plan. Thank You for saving me by dying on the cross. I will love You for ever and ever. I belong to You. Thank You.
Amen
Thank you Jesus for hearing my prayers. I listen for you because I know you're there
Father, I believe in Your Son , Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord, and that You raised Him from the dead. We are saved by Jesus' stripes, His sacrifice on the Cross. I am thankful to know that I can call on the name if the Lord, and He is caring and faithful to answer. Thank You Jesus. In Your name I pray, Amen.
So glad I am a Christian.
Are thank this devotional it help to know God word please keep up the good work and God bless you all amen
Most ppl scramble around trying to fill the “Void” with material things of this life when Jesus has already filled that void for us. Faith in Jesus Christ fills our hearts and minds with true unconditional love much more than a new car or a winning lottery ticket. Those things last seconds where Jesus’s love is eternal and forever.
Such a simple thing to believe in Jesus who saves
In Christ alone! Thank you Jesus for choosing to save a wretch like me. Apart from you I am nothing.
I thank Jesus for the day he saved me I couldn't live without Him
Thank You Lord Jesus for all you did and always do . You never leave nor forsake me. Help me grow closer in my walk with you today. 🙏 Amen.
Thank you Lord for your gift of salvation.
Thank you God for Jesus who died for my sins,thank you for my salvation.
Thank you Lord for loving me and for sending your son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. Please guide me down your path and help me to share your gift of salvation with others. Amen
Thank you Lord for paving a path for salvation. Amen.
Thank you pastor for the devotion and I thank God for today's message
Hallelujah!! "I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that God raised Him from the dead". Lord Jesus, thank You for the free gift of salvation! Thank You for dying on the cross paying the penalty for all my sins, I can now declare: " Thank You Lord for saving my soul, thank You Loird for making me whole, thank You Lord for giving to me, Thy great salvation, so rich, so free"!
Thank you Jesus for your free gift of salvation to me a sinner. I am so thankful that you came and died for all my sins. Please fill me with your Spirit so I can praise your name and glorify you in my life. Thank you for everything Lord Jesus. Amen
DEAR ABBA FATHER;JESUS ME & ALL MY FAMILY IN TRUST WITH YOU;THANKYOUJESUS*
I love this so much I'm saving it on my phone as a reminder.
I take from these passages that to be saved you must first believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the son of God and our Lord and savior. He died on the cross for our sins and rose from the grave after three days. This justifies your heart. It is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
My Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory devine!