TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Romans 10:5-13
It is a lifetime moment. All the preparations have been completed, the ceremony is coming to a close, and the minister asks the young couple, “Do you take this woman…. Do you take this man?” The two most powerful words of that moment are then exchanged: “I do!” A new husband and wife, in the presence of God, have committed to each other their life, love, and loyalty until death.
An even greater lifetime moment is when, in the presence of God, we stand to make our vow to Jesus, acknowledging Him as our Savior and Lord. It is known as the good confession (1 Timothy 6:12-13), in which we vow our faith in and faithfulness to Jesus for life (Revelation 2:10). We are His bride and He is our bridegroom, a spiritual relationship we enjoy through all the events and experiences of life and anticipate for eternity. It is our “I do!” moment with Jesus.
The good confession is a statement of faith affirming Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. It is an essential element in the process of becoming a Christian. When we believe in Jesus as the Christ, we turn (repent) from the practice of sin (Acts 3:19), we confess our faith in Him to save us from sin (Romans 10:10), leading to our baptism into His blood for the forgiveness of our sins (Romans 6:3-4). It is a beautiful wedding ceremony uniting us with His death, burial, and resurrection to eternal life!
In sending the twelve apostles on the Limited Commission, the Lord could not have been clearer when He said, “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33). Have you said “I do” to the Lord?
Today, I will…remember that life moment when, in making the good confession, I stated my belief in Him as God’s Son and committed my life to Him forever.