For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” – Romans 10:13-15 NIV
All who call on the name of the Lord (proclaiming him as Lord and believing God raised him from the dead) will be saved. This promise is not just for the few, but is for all. But there is a catch. How can folks call on the name of someone they have not heard about?
This passage emphasizes the importance of sharing the good news with the world around us. Without hearing the good news, people cannot accept it. It is easy to think that people in the US have ample opportunity to hear the gospel, and in a sense they do. But who do they hear it from? I can’t say that I ever hear the real gospel proclaimed apart from a church sponsored event, and many times not even then. So if a person never went to church, which is true of most people where I live, they would never really hear the gospel. They will only know what is portrayed on the popular media and news, and that is generally not the gospel of the Bible. Even in the US, people need us to share the good news with them.
How beautiful the feet of those who will share the good news of Jesus with the people around them. What a blessing to know that you have been instrumental in someone coming into the kingdom of God.