When Faith and Words Align

Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

The Apostle Paul indicates how an individual can identify true salvation. Their heart believes in the redemptive work of Christ, that we can take upon ourselves His righteousness and reflect His nature to the world. Then, their mouth confesses this truth, recognizing the deity of Christ as being fully man and fully God, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin to enter this world to die for all of humanity so we can be restored to a pure and holy relationship with God the Father. Their words aligns with their faith, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34). This is not where salvation end, but where it begins. It initiates a journey to walk in a consistency to speak the Word of God in faith and walk in His righteousness as we demonstrate our faith by our works. 

The problem is when we let doubt and unbelief creep into our hearts, allowing what we face to dictate our level of faith. We may try to force positive words from time to time, but it comes to no avail if we do not believe. Positive speaking out of an unbelieving heart does not work out salvation, but it creates hypocrisy. It is time we lay down our masks and allow the Word of God to grow our faith. By spending time in the place of prayer and worship before the LORD consistently, in due time, our measure of faith reaches its greater exception, and God meets it! Our faith and words must be in total agreement, and when they do, we will be acquainted with a greater love of God and experience a greater measure of His glory.