“Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Joel 2:32: Romans 10:13).
From the prophet Joel and the apostle Paul, we have this great promise of God. Between the prophet and the apostle, there is Jesus, the Saviour. The prophet points forward to Him. The apostle looks back to Him. The name, Jesus, was given to Him by God. It’s a name with a meaning. It means, “Saviour” (Matthew 1:21), The Name of Jesus is the Name of our salvation. There’s no other name by which we can be saved (Acts 4:12). We praise God for faithful prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel … We praise Him for faithful apostles – Peter, Paul, James, John … We praise Him for Jesus. There’s no-one else like Him. He’s not one in a list of great prophets or great apostles. He’s the Saviour, the only Saviour. To be saved, we don’t call on the name of one of the prophets or apostles (or all of them!). We call on the Name of Jesus – and we are saved by Him.