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Witnessing and Assurance Memory Verse S

“If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Romans 10:9

Commentary:  In the language of many evangelical Christians the word “saved” is a summary term for a person experience a conversion experience through confession of sin and trusting in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The word “saved” begs the question:  Saved from what?  The answer simply stated is two-fold:  1)  Saved to an eternal life with God and 2)  saved from eternal separation from God in hell.  Our memory verse also teaches two other important aspects of our experience of confidence in eternal life.  We should express with a public profession in some way our faith in Jesus.  And we should have a settled conviction that Jesus did indeed rise from the dead as proof, that those who believe will also be saved from God’s wrath and saved to resurrection life like Jesus.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, Thank you that your Word gives us such a clear assurance of salvation in Christ.  May I also understand that Jesus is not only my Savior but also my Lord.  May I seek to share my faith in Word and Deed and remember what I am saved “from” and saved “to”.

Through Jesus I pray.  Amen.