This One Verse

But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14

No matter where you’ve been, what your economic status is, what you’ve done in this world, who you’ve met, how much you’ve donated, or the mistakes you’ve made, it all boils down to this verse.

When you’re lying in bed at night thinking about your life and what you’ve become or are becoming, when there’s no one else to hear your great ideas and wonderful speeches, how you respond to this verse is of utmost importance.

1) Many reading this verse will offer a prayer of thanks because they know exactly what it means.

2) Some will get angry because of the exclusiveness or confidence of the writer (though it could be perceived as arrogance too).

Both are fair reactions.

Still others will be puzzled and confused by the two opposite reactions.

Romans 10:9-13 adds to this verse’s significance.

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.”

I am more than willing to discuss these verses with any who desire. Email me dmiller2006 (at) gmail dot com and let’s start the dialog.

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