Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Message of Salvation For All
(Explanation for Romans 10:9 from the MacArthur Study Bible, page 1668:
10:9 confess. . .Jesus is Lord. Not a simple acknowledgement that he is God and the Lord of the universe, since even demons acknowledge that to be true (James 2:19). This is the deep personal conviction, without reservation, that Jesus is that person's own master or sovereign. This phrase includes repenting from sin, trusting in Jesus for salvation, and submitting to him as Lord. This is the volitional element of faith (see note on Rom. 1:16). believe in your heart. See note on 1:16. God raised him from the dead. Christ's resurrection was the supreme validation of his ministry (cf. John 2:18-21). Belief in it is necessary for salvation because it proved that Christ is who he claimed to be and that the Father had accepted his sacrifice in place of sinners (Rom. 4:24; cf. Acts 13:32-33; 1 Pet. 1:3-4). Without the resurrection, there is no salvation (1 Cor. 15:14-17). See note on Rom 1:4. will be saved. See not on 1:16.)
Let's pray: Dear Lord Jesus, I lift up those reading Your message of salvation. I pray the truth of Your words will touch their hearts. I pray for the unsaved that they will call on the name of the Lord and be saved. In Jesus' name. Amen.