Something simple, but applies to us all. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of refreshment.
“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.” – Romans 10:9-10
We are saved when we confess with our lips, not just believing in our hearts. You see believing is one thing. Even the demons believe in Jesus and that he raised from the grave. But actually speaking that out, that’s a different story.
Knowledge without expression is knowledge and memory wasted. If you had learnt something that was so beneficial for who you are would you really keep it quiet?
A simple analogy for you: Imagine you had watched the greatest television show ever. It is awesome, everything about it. For that whole hour, you are totally captivated by it. You can’t stop thinking about it, how great it is, the effects, the acting. Everything about it is superb. Life-changing. Would you not tell anybody about it and keep it to yourself or would you want others to enjoy the greatness of it too?
I know, like I said, that analogy is simple. Hopefully not condescending/patronising. This is something I have just learnt quite recently even though its something small.
It’s the same as reading the Bible and not telling a soul about it, or taking any of it on board.
It’s also the same as knowing Jesus as being Lord and that he’s the only way… but not telling anyone. Not telling anyone about this; not confessing it, that’s the waste of knowledge.
He is the way
The Bible deserves to be outspoken to people, it doesn’t need to be stuck up for, there isn’t a sugar coat for it friend. But confessed, that’s what it needs to be.
And it’s not just bog standard knowledge from a bog standard book.
This isn’t average information to make people say “Oh really. How interesting.” and go back to their normal lives.
It isn’t just a random string of words.
It most certainly isn’t useless information.
It’s not just a book.
It’s not just a way.
It’s not just a library.
There’s no prequel or sequel.
There’s no additional features or downloadable content.
This is the word of God. And it needs to be outspoken into the world.
Thanks for reading.