“If you confess 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 confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame’. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile-the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
What an awesome promise from God! It is with your heart that you believe and are justified. And, it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Did you catch all that?
Heart. Believe. Justified.
Mouth. Confess. Saved.
Notice what it didn’t say. It didn’t say, “It is by your actions that you are made right with God and redeemed.” No. It is by faith. It is with your heart, not your hands. Are you justified? Are you saved?