For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news.” Romans 10: 13-15 NLT
What a beautiful promise in Romans 10:13. Call on the name of the Lord and you will be saved. Who will be saved? EVERYONE, who calls on the name of the Lord.
Romans 10:14 instructs us that to call on the name of the Lord, we have to believe in Him. And to believe in Him, someone has to tell us about Him. It might be a friend or family member. It might be an ancestor’s words in an old diary. And it might be the Holy Spirit speaking to us through our reading of God’s Word. Whoever tells us, they have in some way been sent by God.
One commentator summarized the process this way:
A messenger is sent forth by God. That messenger proclaims God’s message. Another would-be messenger hears the message. And that would-be messenger believes the message.
Mission accomplished. But it doesn’t stop there.
Once we know the truth of God’s Good News, we are called by God to share it. The would-be messenger, who now believes, will be sent to preach the Good News to someone else who hasn’t heard it. And on and on….
It makes no difference who we are, where we are in life, or whatever the circumstances are. We are called to be a messenger and to share the Good News that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. The Good News that we are forgiven. We are saved. For all eternity.
As I write this on March 13, I am doing so with thankfulness for Kathy Harris allowing me to write for Divine Detour for the last EIGHT years. I had no idea I was filled with so many words to keep writing for that many years. But then again I’m not the one doing the writing. God is. And I pray that every devotion I have written helps someone see Jesus and His salvation in it as well. Thank you for reading what I’ve written.