Jesus Christ is the means of salvation and that it is available not only for individuals but for their families as well. By believing in Jesus, both you and your family can be saved and have eternal life. Jesus saves.
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31 (KJV)
The context of this statement is that the Apostle Paul and his companion Silas were in prison in the city of Philippi after being beaten and falsely accused.
At midnight, while singing hymns and praying, an earthquake shook the prison, and the doors were opened. The jailer, responsible for the prisoners, woke up and, thinking that the prisoners had escaped, was about to kill himself. However, Paul called out to him, telling him that they were all still there.
The jailer was amazed and asked Paul and Silas what he must do to be saved. The statement “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” was Paul’s response to the jailer’s question.
The phrase “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ” means having faith in Jesus as the Son of God and the world’s savior. By believing in Jesus and trusting in him, you can be saved from the consequences of sin and have eternal life.
The phrase “and thy house” means that not only the jailer himself but also his household or family could be saved if they believed in Jesus. This shows that the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is for individuals and whole families and communities.
Overall, this statement emphasizes the importance of faith in Jesus Christ as the means of salvation. It also highlights the potential for salvation to extend to entire households and communities.
Father in Heaven, grant me this mustard seed of faith.
The faith that Jesus will save my family and me.
Save me from my negative thinking, save me from my doubts, save me from pessimism, save me from my debts, save me from my unhealthy lifestyle and relationships, and most of all save me from my sins and shortcomings.
May my temper be an occasion for peace and unity, not division and sadness.
May my attitude be the instrument of your providence, and not lack.
May my faith be the door for my family and loved ones to get saved.
This I pray in the name of Jesus, my savior and king. Amen.
Challenge for the week
- Let us be living witnesses of God’s love and mercy to our family by being loving and forgiving to them.
- May this act of faith opens up doors for our loved ones to accept Jesus in their lives.