Let your confessions agree with your belief
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. - Romans 10:8-10
The Bible makes it clear in Mathew 12:35 that, “A good man out of the treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and a man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. Conviction is of the heart and confession is of the mouth. But conviction of the heart without confession of the mouth is like faith without work; it is dead. Yet, confession also without conviction from the heart is a noisy boast of a loud mouth and an empty head! This means that, even if you are convinced that God’s word is true, your confession must correspond with your belief and before you confess also, be sure you are convinced about what you are confessing. When you are declaring God’s word, the power of God is working through you, more powerful than the natural dynamite.
Faith is not hope; hope folds its hand and keeps dreaming, waiting patiently for God to do something without action. But when faith is involved, there is a movement. Hope sits on a chair and says, “I will sit here and wait until God does something”, but I want to tell you that God has done all He should do for you. It is now left for you to take what God has made available unto you through your confession and corresponding action. What you can do, no matter how little it is; that is when God can step in.
Prayer: Oh Father, I believe you have prepared my heart and mind that I may not lean on my own understanding but will acknowledge you in all my ways. I thank you father that your peace surrounds my mind and spirit in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Mathew 12:35-37
One-year Bible Reading Plan: 2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21; Romans 11:13-36; Psalm 22:1-18; Proverbs 20:7
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