Romans 10

"'If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.' And he said to them, 'Take heed what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you. For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.'" (Mark 4:23-25)

Receiving Him In Faith

For all persons of faith, the Lord
Is the end of all ways and means;
Through Him, salvation is restored
For all who trust in Him unseen.

The Word is in your mouth and heart:
If you profess Him and believe,
God raised Him up, He will impart
Life eternal -- you will receive.

He's Lord of all who call on Him:
For those who've heard and then received
The Good News preached, have gained the vim
Of His Spirit as they've believed.

Faith comes first from hearing the Word:
For those whose hardened hearts won't heed
The Word of Christ - their minds inured
In their old ways -- He cannot lead.

He calls on those who hear His Word;
Their trusting, open hearts have heard.

May the Lord open our ears and hearts to hear His Word, that we may absorb it deeply with the gift of faith.

(c) Paul Buis, 2005