Acts 2:21 (ESV)
21 “‘And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'”
So what does it mean to ‘call upon the name of the Lord’?
If we turn to Paul in the Letter to the Romans we find: ‘… if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.’ (Rom 10:9)
Paul, too, then quotes Joel 2:32 saying ‘For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”‘ (Rom 10:13)
So it seems to me that it’s an acknowledgement that Jesus is Lord and a whole-hearted acceptance that He died and was raised to life by God.
But so, so hard for many people to grasp a hold of. They would rather turn their back on Him; ignore Him; reject Him.
Yet the offer of salvation is to everyone.
There’s no select group. No elite inner circle. Simply a universal offer to ‘all nations’. (Matt 28:19)
prayer : thank you that hold out to everyone the offer of salvation
action : help me to tell everyone I know that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour