"Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13).
I have been privileged to counsel personally thousands of people - men, women, young people, children - about their spiritual needs. The experiences that remain uppermost in my heart and mind have a direct bearing on this verse.
Helping people to see their truly desperate plight outside of saving faith in Jesus Christ is sometimes difficult, but what a reward awaits those who become aware of their condition. No matter what their background - criminal, alcoholic, self-righteous, or whatever - uninformed people need to recognize the fact that they are lost without Christ.
Accomplishing that purpose is a long step toward their genuine conversion, for I have heard many thousands come to the place where they do indeed "call upon the name of the Lord" and they are saved.
If you can help your loved one, neighbor or friend - or even a total stranger - to become sufficiently alarmed about their eternal welfare that they call on the name of the Lord, you have come a long way toward bringing that person to Christ in a saving relationship.
Some people are bothered by the simplicity of the gospel. I am grateful that it is so simple that anyone can understand, believe, and receive. The promise of this verse is emphatic: "Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved." Let's believe and share it.
Today's Action Point
I will not let the utter simplicity of the gospel keep me from sharing the Good News that we need only call upon the name of the Lord to be saved.