January 17, 2023
Scripture Passage: Romans 10:1-7
Jesus did not come to Earth as a great philosopher, educator, economist, or social worker; He came as a Savior. He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10) and to meet man’s greatest need, which is salvation.
Romans 10:1-7 explains the simplicity of salvation.
“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God” (Romans 10:3).
We cannot be ignorant of God’s righteousness and try to establish our own righteousness. Self-righteousness is firmly rejected by God, and our attempts to keep the law and be good people are not enough. It is impossible to keep the Ten Commandments in our own strength; the Bible says that if we break even one, we are guilty of them all.
Adrian Rogers says, “Salvation is not a reward for the righteous; it is a gift for the guilty. Salvation is not a goal to be achieved; it is a gift to be received.”
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes” (Romans 10:4).
We don’t have to search for salvation: He has already found us (see Romans 10:6-7); Jesus Christ is our righteousness.
“...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
In order to receive salvation, we must confess Christ as our reigning Lord. He must rule over our lives. We must confess that He is our risen Lord, who was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. And we must unashamedly confess Him as our redeeming Lord.
Romans 10:12 says, “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.”
Jesus has never disappointed anyone. He is the only one who satisfies, and He is all-sufficient, able to save us from our sins.
Do you understand the simplicity of salvation? Don’t depend on our own righteousness; instead, confess that Jesus Christ is your reigning, risen, redeeming Lord today.