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Never will be disgraced

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9-13

In v. 11 from the text, Paul quoted the last part of Isaiah 28:16 referring to a faith founded upon believing Christ as Lord and Savior; “Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone.’” He expressed a powerful declaration of an individual who is not afraid of a spiritual conviction because the One whom believed has proven to be faithful and true. This is how he viewed his faith placed upon knowing Christ as Lord and Savior. Our faith founded upon a belief and trust in Jesus alone for salvation provides stability and assurance. He is the firm foundation that we can anchor our life with. Once we place our lives in Christ believing that the sacrifice He paid on the cross on our behalf satisfied the justice that God demanded as payment for sin, then we should never be afraid nor even be ashamed. Among the many things Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount is the absolute necessity to build our faith on a sound foundation. In Matthew 7, He offers a simple yet profound illustration of two home builders to drive home His point. The one that builds his house in Christ as his solid foundation and follows His word would be able to withstand no matter what life throws at him. ““Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock” (Matthew 7:24-25). When we believe in Christ, we “will never be disgraced.” We need not easily give up when life is tough because our lives is anchored in a sure foundation. Do not be ashamed to claim that you are a follower of Christ instead follow Paul’s example of having a strong conviction that it is only by proclaiming the gospel that people will be saved. “For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes” (Romans 1:17).


Noel De Guzman

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