When our hearts become more in tune with God three certain truths become apparent: that earth is not our home, that we all have sinned, and that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. These truths are fundamental beliefs that help define us as followers and believers in Christ. A Christian’s heart must not be afraid to confidently confess these beliefs. From Greek to English the word confess in the Bible originally meant to speak the same as someone else or to agree with them. When we confess these fundamental truths of Christianity; we are agreeing with Christ.
It is one thing to say and agree with the fact that this world is not our home, but have you truly confessed it and believe it in your heart? It is understandable to struggle with the concept of heaven, the life that exists after this one, because this is all we have ever physically known. But Jesus confessed that His kingdom is a heavenly one that is beyond anything of this world. Abraham, Moses, the Old Testament Prophets, and countless other Biblical figures all died believing. They believed in God even though they either did not or could not see His glory and the fruits of His divine plans. It is because of their belief that they were saved. Believing in God and Christ our savior is the only way we can be saved as well.
What then holds us back from confessing what we know to be true? Is it because we are more afraid of people than we are from the wrath of God? We must ask ourselves what we are willing to sacrifice for the praise of our Lord in this life. If there is any proof that Christ is our king and savior, it is that He died for us while we were still sinners. Most of us probably feel a paper cut or stepping on a Lego is to tortuous to go through let alone for someone else’s behalf. Yet, Christ faced a horrible death on the cross for us despite having sinned. God above all dislikes sin and as respect for Jesus’ sacrifice and His authority we should too. If you have yet to denounce sin and confess these truths to the core of your heart, then now is the time to do so. Do not wait! The Lord will be back for His people and it can come any moment. We are imperfect beings but by His mercy we can live a life that leads to eternal life rather than eternal death.
Inspired by: Romans 10:9-10, John 9:18-23, John 18:28-40, Hebrews 11:13-16, 2 Samuel 12:13, 1 John 1:5-10, Romans 5:8, Matthew 10:32-33