(5-21) The Message of Salvation to All
Jesus the Christ makes no distinction between Jew and Gentile. Anyone who calls on His name will be saved, and He gives His riches of mercy equally to everyone. Anyone who believes in Him will not be shamed, but saved. How do we know and how can others know that our faith is real? Our faith is real and sincere when we not only believe in Christ with our heart, but also confess Christ with our mouth.
This second part of faith is just as important as the first part because Paul writes that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How will unbelievers know to call on Christ if they do not first hear anyone confessing Christ? We have been commissioned to preach the good news of the Gospel so that all have the opportunity to hear and believe.
Favorite verse: (5) As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”