January 4, 2018 – 2 Corinthians 1:19

For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” He always does what he says. 2 Corinthians 1:19.

How often we say ‘Yes’ when we mean ‘No’, and ‘No’ when we mean ‘Yes’.  We often live in a Maybe World of Indecision. When God acts or says something, we can rely on His Word.  His Word will describe His Action.

We often say ‘Yes’, and yet behave in a different way than our ‘Yes’. Our behavior makes a lie out of our simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Our body ‘language’ will tells the truth, when our lips lie to others and ourselves.

In court rooms, we are asked to swear on the Holy Bible, we will tell the truth and the whole truth.  The Disciples are faced with the risen Jesus, and Thomas doubts, “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”  The answer Jesus gave in John 14:6-7 tells us, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

Jesus is God’s “Amen” to all His promises of things to come. The disciples were commissioned to teach the words of Jesus, and when we become His, He seals us – He has marked us with His seal and placed His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee, a down payment of the things to come. 2 Corinthians 1:22.

For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20.

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