And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.
Joel 2:32a, ESV
Two times in Scripture, we are reminded of this promise given through Joel, in Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13. Here is the promise that when we call on the name of the Lord, He will bring us salvation. It is not a promise that we give but a promise that God gives. When we listen to these words, it is important to look at what it doesn’t say. It doesn’t say, “When those that have it all together call on the name of the LORD shall be saved,” but “everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” The contingency is not based on what we do but on whom we place our faith. These promises of God are the only thing on which we may lay all our hope. When we submit ourselves to God and His care, He is able to show us the love that He truly has for us.
Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.