That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
That is all God requires of us because He knows we are not capable of much, and He loves us enough to set us up for success. That is all His Word says if we do this, we shalt be saved.
Everything that is in the Bible, all the rules that people dwell on, study, focus on, try to emulate, and that’s good, we should learn God’s Word…but ALL mean nothing, if, if, if we can’t grasp the full extent of Romans 10:9
Nothing else can save you, nothing.
The only thing, that will save you, God said:
- to confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus,
- believe it in thine heart that God raised Jesus from the dead.
THOU SHALT BE SAVED. Romans 10:9. Hallelujah!
God doesn’t lie.
If we go ask the One, that we are to confess, our Saviour, our Mediator, that we killed/sacrificed, and God raised Him back from the dead. Thank you Jesus for Your love for us.
We certainly need it. Thank you God.
Jesus says, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:37-38
If you’ve made it this far into this post, take a pause, and ask yourself, do you have these first 3 steps…what’s the word I’m looking for…. not perfected, because we know we will never be perfected.
Working? Would that be the right word? It doesn’t seem big enough. Nothing ever seems big enough when discussing the Almighty. :)
Do you have these 3 steps working, first nature, like blinking? Especially are you loving God:
…with all thy heart….with all thy mind…with all thy soul…?
If not, keep practicing.
You can start practicing the last, and final step that the Word, Jesus, says we must, must, must do. I’m sighing here, because, now we have to deal with our neighbours/brothers/sisters. :):)
We have left the realm of the Almighty and us, and entered into the realm of every body elses free will.
After Jesus said, to love God with every fiber of your being, with every thought, with every breath, Jesus said:
“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” —Matthew 22:39-40
Let’s sum up what is most important to God and Jesus according to Their Words:
- Confess Jesus
- Believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead
- love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
- Love your neighbour like you love yourself.
God will work out all the other details, if the 4 things listed above are being accomplished. In my case, trying to accomplish. I struggle with 3 and 4 :)
God Bless you :)