“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)
God has given many promises to His people from the very beginning and He gives us promises even today. Some of His promises of long ago are made real to us now and fit our individual needs. We each can think of a promise which has meant much to us, can’t we? As we trust in Jesus as our Savior we can claim God’s promises in a special way. Our verse tells us that believing in Jesus makes God promises real for us. When God promises, he is not ambiguous with “Yes,” “No,” or “Maybe.” We can be confident that all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a “Yes!” And we can offer, through Christ, our “Yes” which goes up to God for his glory. This is why we say “Amen” at the end of our prayers or the end of a statement as our affirmation of it, so also we can affirm our belief in the promises God has made to us. Amen! Let’s say amen just as our verse says to the glory of God.