By the time Adam and Eve’s son, Seth, had his own son, people were quite aware of their perilous condition and thus began to call on the name of the Lord. All hail the power of that name! Romans 10:13 promises that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Verse 9 further instructs us that “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” This is good news indeed! Verse 15 quotes Isaiah 52, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” Back then it might have been feet that carried good news like that from one person to another, but today we have so many other means. We can pick up the phone and call someone on the other side of the planet. We can open up our laptops and publish a blog post and within seconds a hundred friends can read the good news: “Jesus is Lord!” “Our God reigns!” “You CAN be saved!”
“Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed of the fall;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all.”
(After singing All Hail the Power of Jesus Name, click to listen to Handel’s Messiah selection “How beautiful are the feet of them…”)
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