Believing and Confessing: Gospel Today Devotional - 1st November, 2022

You see, no request becomes known just by having it in your mind. Is there? I don't think so. There's the need for one to communicate the thought and intent of his heart. This will to a long extent communicate the message in your heart to people in ways they can understand. This tells you and me that there's a very close relationship between believing, and then proclaiming that which is believed.

Believing and Confessing: Gospel Today Devotional - 1st November, 2022

Imagine someone who was very hungry, and had no money to buy food but believed there was a person who could get him food, have you ever done that? You'll agree that this same person will remain hungry, and will possibly not get food because he refuses to ask the person for it. In essence, to have a request in your heart most times is never enough, you must be able to communicate that request in ways that can be understood. Let's see the verse of scripture below,

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:10).

Remember we stated earlier on that it is never enough to say you believe something in your heart, right? And we stressed the fact that if truly you believed, then you should proclaim or confess such belief. That's the same thing the scripture is saying in the text above.

The scripture here tells us that the heart is to believe unto righteousness but the mouth is to confess unto salvation; which is very important. It means that believing alone does not result in salvation, your belief must be backed up with a confession.

Let's with the help of God see how this applies to believers, and perhaps unbelievers as well. First, to those who are yet to know the Lord, and to experience his light, the scripture says two things are involved, believing, unto righteousness in your heart (that Jesus is Lord and Saviour), and then confessing with your mouth that truly he is.

Then to believers, it would be helpful to note, that as we trust the Lord just like it was recorded of Abraham that he believed God, and was counted to him for righteousness, we must through our words as well affirm the trust for him in our hearts that he can deliver us. May these words sink deeply into your heart, and mine. Amen.

Daily Nugget: As you believe in your heart, so confess with your mouth.

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