Read: Romans 10:11-15

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (v. 13)

I have had times in life when God’s goodness seemed too good to be true. Perhaps you have as well. There are times when we pinch ourselves and say, “I can’t believe I am married” or “I’m still in awe that I have this new job” or “Lord, thank you for this beautiful child you have blessed me with.”

Sometimes, however, we are tempted to doubt our salvation. We find it hard to believe that God will forgive us from our sin and receive us into his eternal kingdom. In times of doubt, we can find assurance in the promises of God’s Word. Today’s key verse contains a beautiful promise for those who believe and confess. It doesn’t say we could be saved or we might be saved; but rather we will be saved!

The good news of the gospel is that there is forgiveness, purpose, and hope for every sinner who repents and places their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Who is saved? Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord: Jew and Gentile, male and female, young and old, prisoner on death row and member of the church praise team! If you have called on the name of the Lord, then let Romans 10:13 (or other verses such as Acts 16:31 and Romans 10:9) turn your doubt into assurance. —Steve Petroelje

Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving me assurance through your Word that you will save me. Help me trust in your wonderful promises.