My home town had a sign like this – Romans 10.13 written in garish neon. The sign only bothered me after I had become a Christian. What did it mean? If salvation depended on what I said or thought, I was stuffed. Even today, I meet people for whom Paul’s words induce worry because they don’t measure up.
I think Desmond Tutu nailed what Paul meant here, ‘God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.’ Paul expressed in completely outrageous terms just how low God’s standards are (Romans 10). God’s passionate embrace extends even to those who weren’t looking or even asking for it. Come along to Basement on Sunday and discover God’s embrace from 10am.