WEEKLY DEVOTION – SEPTEMBER 14 2020
“Faith Comes by Hearing”
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
In the 10th chapter of Romans, the Apostle stresses the importance of universal salvation. His special appeal is to the people of the Old Testament covenant relationship with God, but it is clear the appeal is for all and for everyone.
The stress is placed upon the priority of hearing the message about the Lord Jesus Christ, who for the Israelites would be the Messiah, and receiving the message about Christ for one’s personal journey of faith. This reception represents the essence of religion and promises a new life as outlined in II Corinthians 5:17. The center of such radical faith and significant hearing is Jesus Christ, not religious devotion. This is good news for the world to hear and receive for entry into the presence of God.
There is no greater message that we can share with loved ones and the entire world than, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) How badly our world needs to hear and apply this message, how badly we need to share the message with vigor and commitment. “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Who do you need to share this message with, today? Who have you shared this message with, in the past?
“Dear Lord, help me to hear your message of love for me, and help me to receive your message, and share your message with others. For Christ’s sake. Amen”
Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.