Ruminating on ROMANS! (Some Thoughts on Paul’s Great Epistle) #25 “Metaphors of Belief” (A Study of Romans 10)

28 Jan

Many of you know that my New Jersey friend Frank and I are reading through God’s Word together (described here). We’re now in the book of Romans and are reading chapter 10 each day this week.

What does it mean to “believe”? Here are several ways Paul explains belief in this chapter:

1. Belief is a zeal based on knowledge (v. 2).

2. Belief is submitting to God’s righteousness (v. 3).

3. There is righteousness for everyone who believes (v. 4).

4. This righteousness is by faith and involves declaring Jesus is Lord with one’s mouth and believing in one’s heart that God raised Him from the dead (vv. 6-9).

5. One believes with one’s heart and that brings justification (v. 10).

6. One professes faith with one’s mouth and that leads to salvation (v. 10).

7. Scripture teaches that those who believe in Him will never be put to shame (v. 11).

8. Belief = calling on the Lord (v. 12).

9. The guarantee? Everyone who calls on the Lord will be saved (v. 13).

10. One needs to hear of the One to believe in Him (v. 14).

11. Belief = accepting the good news (v. 16).

12. Faith comes from hearing the message (v. 17).

13. Belief = seeking and asking for the Lord (v. 20).

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