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 Cor 1:20
Paul here clarifies to the believers in Corinth that they can claim and hold on to the faithfulness of God’s character by trusting that Jesus is the fulfilment and evidence of the faithfulness of God and His promises. Every believer can come to God and claim the promises that are theirs now in Christ Jesus. John Piper says it like this:
‘Every sinner who comes to God in Christ, with all his needs, finds God coming to him in Christ, with all his promises. When a sinful person meets the holy God IN CHRIST, what he hears is YES. Do you love me? YES. Will you forgive me? YES. Will you accept me? YES. YES. Will you help me change? YES. Will you give me power to serve you? YES. Will you keep me? YES. Will you show me your glory? YES.’
I have often found it difficult to claim the promises of God over my life and for my life. Often it’s because I don’t think about them very often. But each of God’s promises find their yes in Jesus, our response must be ‘amen’ or ‘let it be’. When we respond in this way we are declaring our faith and belief that God can and should be taken at his word.
Jesus, teach me what it means to find my hope in the fulfilled promises that find their yes in you!