Believing and Confessing

"I'm saved tonight, sir," said a lad to me some time since, as he left one of our Gospel meetings.

"How do you know?" I asked.

"It was the word you spoke, sir," was his prompt reply.

"What was the word?"

"It was from Romans 10:9, Thou shalt be saved IF thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead."

My young friend saw that on the cross Jesus bore his sin, and that God had taken Jesus out of the grave and put Him on His throne, thus proving to us that not only was the work done on the cross, as Jesus said it was, but that God was satisfied with it.

The dear lad had believed this in his heart, and now opened his lips to confess the Lord Jesus.

He did not mind how his mates laughed at him. He had found Jesus as his Saviour, and was not ashamed to speak of Him.

This is why he could say with such confidence, "I'm saved tonight" — because God had said it about him first.

Now, what about you who are reading this story? Are you saved?

My little friend was a black boy, but as soon as be trusted in Jesus all his sins were washed away, and his soul was made as white as snow.

You may have a fair, white skin, but, remember, God does not look to see what colour your skin is, but He looks right down from heaven into your heart.

Just think of your sins, which are all in God's book and have grieved God's heart. And while you think of them turn to Jesus, who can wash them all away. Then tell your friends that Jesus has saved you, and that He can save them too.