Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
Insight: God created the heavens and the earth by speaking. His promises were also spoken. Jesus is the Word and gave His life on the cross so that we can have eternal life. When the Holy Spirit convicts us, our desire is to proclaim with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and the passion to serve Him and to witness to others. As Christians, we don’t need to worry about rejection or embarrassment because Jesus already took the shame for us. Let us confess on a daily basis that Jesus is Lord and celebrate. People will notice your joy, peace, and an attitude of gratitude; many of them will want to have what you have!
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for loving me enough to die on the cross for my sins. Thank you for your Holy Spirit which guides me and gives me the desire to proclaim your Name to people around me. Help me reflect the character of Christ for your glory. Amen.