“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) Our governmental assistance will soon run out. We will have spent it all. Salvation from eternal Hell will never run out. Faith, Belief and Justification is the result of knowing that Jesus SAVES! With Jesus in your heart, your mouth has discernment. Not that you will always say the right thing, but there will be a ‘warning sign’ before each voicing. One thing you will know every time you utter that which would not glorify God, you will immediately know it. Our only hope for forgiveness is already in place. In our hearts. Even though we are sealed by the Holy Spirit, our human nature sometimes outlasts our smarts. Those moments of ‘back-sliding’ are the things that add up to the total weight our Lord Jesus bore on that cross. The massive weight of all sin was on the frail shoulders of one man, forever. You think your sin is heavy, multiply that by the number of people who have and will be born! That’s how much a Merciful God loves us each and every one. God has never been a man, but a man was one time, God. That man is the only totally sinless man who ever walked this earth. His thirty-some years was destined to death for all people, red, yellow, black, brown or white. What a wonderful name is Jesus! I can’t wait to see him and spend eternity glorifying Him. All this travail down here on earth will grow strangely dim then. PRICELESS!!
And that’s what I get from My box of chocolates. AMEN