There is an inexhaustible fountain of blessings in that saying of St. Paul’s, “With the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” The believing must be with the heart, the affections, THE WILL, and not merely with the head — the intellect.
Believing in this way brings one into righteousness, into the principle of right, into the determination and the power to do right. This is a great blessing. But with the mouth — not merely with the life — confession is made unto salvation. There must be the frank, outspoken confession, if you would taste in their fullness the joys of salvation.
It was for his own benefit, as well as for that of others, that the Psalmist said, “Come, all ye that fear the Lord, and I will declare unto you what he hath done for my soul.” You cannot keep the blessing God has given you unless you declare it. Confess it to your family, to those with whom you come in contact, and, on proper occasions, to the great congregation.