12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all … 13 for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10).
Verse 13 is a quote from the prophet Joel (2:32), and it comes right after he had said that God would “pour out My Spirit on all mankind” (vs. 28), thus paving the way for any person, no matter what race, to call out to Him and be saved. That is why there will be souls “from every tribe and tongue and people and nation” in heaven (Revelation 5:9).
Just as a pencil is a pencil, no matter what color or shape the wood surrounding it, so is a voice a voice, no matter what the body looks like from which it sounds forth. God’s attention is not gotten from the body, but from the voice of that body. For the primary duty of every human vocal cord ever created is to call upon its Creator. From the first cry at birth to the final sigh at death, the human voice has as its appointed purpose, to “call upon the name of the Lord.” If it never calls, it will for all eternity wail.
Lord, thank You for the grace You have given us, wooing our family to Yourself so that we might call on the name of Jesus and be saved. Help us This Day to use our voice also to call out to others, and imploring them to call on Your name and be saved. Amen.