Believe in the Lord Jesus - Scripture Saturday

11:00 PM

By Sandra Wyatt

Welcome to Scripture Saturday!  Today we continue our memorization of verses found in Acts with verses 16:30,31…

Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Here is the amplified version:  “And he brought them out of the dungeon and said, ‘Men, what is it necessary for me to do that I may be saved?’ And they answered, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, give yourself to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping, and you will be saved, and this applies both to you and your household as well.’”

The first part of this verse reads like a command: “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ…” Give your self to Him…deny your self, and place your self in His hands, in His keeping. This is what we are required to DO. One must believe He is who He claims to be…

“but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:31)

Believe in what He did for us on the Cross.

The second part of this verse says, “and you will be saved…”  This is Grace…the gift of God that we are righteous in His sight.  Salvation is by Grace alone, “For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Eph 2:8,9) Salvation has never been attained by being a good person, by going to church, or by being baptized.  Salvation comes only through the belief in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Have a blessed and precious day everyone!

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