“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 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. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”” – (Romans 10:9-13 NIV)
Paul addresses the theme of salvation and the role of faith in a person’s relationship with God and emphasizes the accessibility of salvation and the importance of following Jesus.
Paul expresses his deep desire for the salvation of his fellow Israelites. He explains that salvation comes through faith in Jesus who is the fulfillment of God’s righteousness and through whom both Jews and Gentiles can be saved.
Salvation is not achieved through human effort or knowing the law or obeying the law. Instead, it comes through faith in Jesus and confessing Him as Lord. Paul emphasizes the equality of all believers, stating that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Paul highlights the importance of sharing the message of Jesus reminding us that people can only believe in Jesus if they have heard about Him. They can only hear if someone shares the message to them.
When reading this passage what stood out to you?
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