Monday, November 29, 2010

Saved

That if you confess 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 confess and are saved. Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)

This is a promise from God. Our sins are behind us when we confess to our Lord. Our mistakes are forgiven and forgotten when we turn to God. We are saved and there is nothing that can separate us from our Lord.

We don’t need to prove ourselves by doing great works. Great works are meaningless if they don’t first come from God.

We don’t need to redeem ourselves by paying off all we owe to God. That debt was already paid by Christ Jesus when he died on the cross.

We don’t need to force our way into favour with God. He already loves us.

All we need to do is trust him.

When we do this, we become richly blessed. We become God’s children. We become heirs to his Kingdom. We become saved.

19 comments:

nita said...

Oh How true, so simple, we make it so difficult sometimes, but Praise His Name, we have a wonderful God, who is very patient with us.
God Bless - Nita

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So true! That's why they say a rich man won't enter Heaven - it's not deeds, it's whether you've accepted Jesus or not.

Warren Baldwin said...

Excellent. I taught on Micah 7:18 this morning - God DELIGHTS to show us mercy. And we need it!

Finally Free said...

Amen to that....amazing Love!

Blessings,
Tammy

Rita said...

Isn't it wonderful what He has done for us? We are such a blessed people.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes trust is a word that I need this week. Thanks
kim

RCUBEs said...

So simple. But unfathomable act of love. Amen! Blessings to you sister.

Mariel said...

amen! sweet promises from His living Word for today...thank you for sharing this great reminder.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

SO thankful that God gives us this promise in His Word. It's not about works, it's about grace. It's about Jesus.

God Whispers said...

Thank you Lyn for sharing. Blessings.

Lynda Young said...

So simple, yes. Unfathomable, yes.
Blessings to all of you,
Lyn

sarah said...

I'm pretty thankful it's not dependant on me but on His grace....and His amazing love. great post.

Victoria Dixon said...

This is so timely for me. Thank you and bless you for this post!

Deborah Ann said...

Amen! Our works are as filthy rags...

Lynda Young said...

Again, thank you for your comments :)

Blessings,
Lyn

Sharon Kirby said...

The profoundly simple message - the simply profound truth.

God's salvation - a gift, freely given. Just trust...

Children, heirs, eternal life.

Hallelujah!!

GOD BLESS!

Lynn said...

Thank God for His forgiveness and second chances!

Connie Arnold said...

So wonderfully simple, yet so rewarding and a great blessing! Thank you for the reminder, Lynda. Blessings to you!

GlowinGirl said...

The simple message of the gospel. Trust Jesus. He's so good to do the rest!