Hidden Treasure - Romans 10:9–10
“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.” Romans 10:9-10 NIV
John. 5:24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24 NIV
Every human is full of sin and corruption. Even people who have learned the art of self-discipline and self-sacrifice cannot free themselves from the bondage of sin. It's part of our spiritual DNA from birth. But God has drafted a story just for you.
Perhaps your story includes a brief chapter where you spent several days reading through a devotional Bible plan on your phone and encountered the love of God for the first time. Whatever your story, regardless of whether you're on the first draft or the fiftieth, God is relentless.
God's son, Jesus, was so adamant about freeing you from sin's bondage that he actually became sin and was executed in order to satisfy the penalty against your life. But you have to pick up the story there. It's your choice whether your story gets published or discarded. Consider the cost, but also consider the value of the trade. If you're ready to take the next step, just pray this prayer to God today.
God, I now realize how you have been pursuing me my entire life. I can now clearly see how much you love me, and I am ready to give up everything to follow you. Forgive my sins. Make me new. Be my savior. Amen.