2 Kings 4-5
In the travels of Jesus according to Luke 18. vs 18 “a rich young ruler questioned Jesus, saying, ‘Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’ And Jesus said to him, ‘why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.’ Jesus question to us as Americans seems rather harsh and uncharacteristic for Jesus to say, yet in the complete context of the story it is revealed that Jesus really is making it clear that to believe in Him for salvation, a person must understand and confess that Jesus is, in fact, God. He didn’t become a god, He isn’t godlike, He didn’t purify himself, He didn’t do enough that He gained access to Godliness, Jesus is God in the form of mankind.
Romans 10 vs 9 ” that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” The overriding point to understand from this section of Romans is this fact, that if you want to follow Jesus you must understand that He is God. You must, from the innermost recesses of your being believe that He sacrificed himself, as the only way to bring about the salvation of mankind. John Owen says it like this, ” For such is the deserts of sin, and such is the immutability of the justice of God, that there was no way possible to bring men unto glory, than through the death and suffering of the Son of God, who undertook to become the captain of their salvation.”
Job 10 Job despairs of God’s dealings with him, and rightly so, yet through it all He never completely lost faith. It’s alright to cry out to, and at God, He is the captain of our salvation. Hebrews 4.15 Jesus is our High priest who has been tempted in all ways as we, yet without sin, so that he could bear with us in our temptations, and not be ignorant of our feelings, ( my paraphrase.)
Cry out to Jesus