Saturday, May 30, 2009

Salvation comes from God

Romans 10:1-13
In spite of all this my heart goes out to them and I still pray to God for their salvation. They certainly care about the things of God but they don't understand Him fully. They don't realize that their righteousness must come from God, so instead of submitting to His righteousness they work to establish their own. But our attempts righteousness by keeping laws are meant to drive us to belief in Christ (and His righteousness for us). Moses writes that one who practices a law-based righteousness shall live by it. But of the righteousness which comes from faith he says, "You can't ascend into heaven (to bring Christ down to your level (to say you had a part in it) or you can't descend the ocean depths (to try to make Him meet your needs). No, God has already put His Word near you, in your mouth and in your heart. This is the word of faith which we proclaim: that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as lord and believe in your heart God raised Him for your salvation you shall be saved. An understanding-and resulting faith-that righteousness comes from God originates in the heart. This seed grows to full salvation as we confess it with our mouth and I, along with the scripture assure you, you will not be disappointed. This is a universal principle. God makes no distinction. Whether Jew or Gentile, He is Lord of all and He has sufficient riches to bestow on all who call on Him. Whoever calls on Him for salvation will be saved.

1 comment:

Chienling Lo Kao said...

Praise the Lord for leading me to read this page. Amen to what you shared. Keep on writing!