But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: if you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Reflection. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine...please re-read the passage slowly and aloud. Let the words sink into your heart and soul and mind. Acknowledge, as you declare and believe and know, that you are saved; you are secure; you will never be put to shame; you are richly blessed. These are not my words of assurance, they are God's words to you today.
Prayer. Blessed assurance. Thanks be to God in and through and by the name of Jesus. Amen.