Romans 10:9-10 NIV – If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
It is interesting that in Romans 10:9-10, we see that Jesus’ death on the cross is understood implicitly, but faith is expressed as believing that God raised him from the dead. The Gospel is the full story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The gospel we believe and proclaim must always include the resurrection, without which, as we read for our confession 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, we would have believed in vain, that is we would have believed for nothing.
Note in this passage the future tense “you will be saved”. This is where “Resurrection Faith” starts. We well remember the moment when we were saved, or for those given faith at a young age, we remember well the foundation of our lives. But salvation is past, present, and future. Resurrection faith produces hope for present and future salvation – imminent in our daily living, and also for eternity as we await Jesus’ return.
Today, may our hearts be renewed in the Easter resurrection reality.
Let’s pray: “Jesus, I profess that you alone are Lord of my life. Give me resurrection faith today to live wholeheartedly for you.“
Let’s close by singing, “Christ Is Risen” by Phil Wickham (Click here).