Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Acts 2:21
Peter’s words not only gave his listeners hope of salvation, but confirmed the promise of eternal life in Christ is given to all souls for all generations. Today’s verse says everyone who calls upon God will be saved. However, it’s important to have the full context of Scripture. Jesus also said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)

What is the will of the Father? To believe in Jesus and do what He says – to love God and love those around you (John 6:29 and Matthew 22:37-39). Share whatever you have to offer. Pray for others as if they were your own family. And pray that the present and future difficulties of the United States will serve as motivation for its leaders, troops and citizens to call on the name of the Lord.
Recommended Reading: Matthew 7:12-27

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV A Time to Think We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. –Edith Lovejoy Pierce, poet A Time to Act Enter the new year committed to a new life! A Time to Pray Heavenly Father, because of Your strength, I can let go of the past and step forward with faith.