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You’ve received invitations that require an RSVP. The acronym represents a French phrase, respondez s’il vous plait,” meaning “please respond.” The person holding the event wants to know if you’re coming. They want to prepare for your presence.

There’s an essential truth in this for our spiritual lives. God sends out invitations to us with a “please respond!” Salvation in Jesus requires an RSVP — a response from us.

The response required is personal, and necessary. Take a look at a couple of Bible passages reminding us of God’s RSVP invitation. Jesus said in Revelation 3:20 (NLT) “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” The apostle Paul also pointed us to our RSVP responsibilities with God in Romans 10:9, 10 (NLT) “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”

The invitation for free salvation through Jesus Christ is offered to everyone, but it calls for a response. The offer must be acknowledged and personally received. No one can RSVP for you. God asks for a response from every person.

Have you personally responded to Jesus’ invitation? Have you personally acknowledged your faith in Jesus Christ and your commitment to Him? If you have, you can be sure the gift of salvation is yours, and a place is prepared for you in heaven!

Pastor Dale