Daily Bible Inspirations

What Does it Mean to Believe

by Darla Noble

That if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God 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. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.”

Romans 10:9-11

Three teenage girls were having the time of their lives at the amusement park. Water rides, the scrambler, tilt-o-whirl, and a few rollercoasters. But there was that one ride—the really big rollercoaster—they hadn’t attempted yet. Two of the girls were eager to do so, but the third just wasn’t sure.

“See everyone riding?” her friend asked. “Don’t you believe it’s safe?”

“I believe it’s safe,” the girl said, “but I also believe there’s no guarantee it will stay that way.”

Believing in Jesus as your LORD and Savior is not just a matter of believing He exists and that He is capable of doing what He says He will do. Believing in Jesus as your LORD and Savior means you know without a doubt that He will do all He is capable of doing and all He says He will do. It is putting your complete trust and faith in Him knowing He is incapable of breaking a promise or speaking an untruth.

True Belief = Complete Faith = Total Obedience = Eternity in Heaven

Pray: Jesus, find me faithful and fully trusting in Your grace each day. In your name I pray, amen.