QT – Romans 10

Vs. 9, “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.”  Here we see Paul focus on the righteousness that comes from believing in Christ Jesus.  Remember, Paul has been reminding us that it is not about the law and works, but being justified by faith.  Just like Paul (vs. 1), we should have the desire that all know the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus.  The Jews wanted to be right, but they wanted it on their terms and their ears were closed off.

Regarding application…Call Upon the Name.  Vs. 13, “for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  What a wonderful promise that we have in Jesus.  Certainly, when we first put our hope in the Lord, He saves us and our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.  However, I find so much encouragement in applying this daily to our lives.  Every time we call upon the Lord, He hears us and responds to us!  Even though we often turn our ears away from His Word (vs. 17), He never turns His ear away from us.  Let’s a have a week where we focus our hearing upon the Lord and read His word!