The Faith of the Heart
Romans 10:10
For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.

We remember to have heard a preacher describe this act of faith as follows: — "Look at that drowning man, hurried down the stream by the furious torrent with which he is convulsively struggling. His looks and cries bespeak the agony he feels. By and by his attention is directed to a life preserver, which his friends are placing in the most favourable position possible. He at once sees that if he is saved at all, it must be by that instrument; and here is the exercise of his understanding. But it is very questionable whether he shall be able to reach it. The current seems to carry him in another direction; yet there is hope; it is taking another turn. He is gradually approaching the instrument of his safety; and now there is hope, mingled with his agony; he comes nearer and nearer: his friends cry 'courage,' and see with what energy he seizes the preserver of his life. There was heart in that grasp. But not more so than when the poor trembling sinner lays hold of Christ. He is pointed to the Cross, but the current of his feelings drives him past it. He weeps and mourns, he groans and prays; his friends reason and encourage; the spirit operates; hope springs up; immediately the direction of the stream is changed; he gets nearer every moment; he looks, weeps, cries, 'Save, for Thy name's sake'; and in an agony — with all his heart — and with all the affections and powers of his soul, he grasps the Saviour."

(Handbook to Scripture Doctrines.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

WEB: For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

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