Excerpt from: Daily Assurance of God’s Grace by Robert J. Morgan
2 Corinthians 1:18-22
ALL the promises of God in Him are Yes,
and in Him Amen to the glory of God through us.
God’s promises are sprinkled throughout Scripture like jewels on velvet–more than seven thousand of them–for when we’re impoverished, sad, confused, guilty, at wit’s end, and at death’s door. There are even promises in the Bible about God’s promises. Here in 2 Corinthians, Paul was defending himself against critics who accused him of being fickle. The apostle said, in effect, “I am not yes one day and no the next. I try to keep my promises. But it’s God who is perfectly consistent. He is always Yes !.”
Then he wrote this wonderful promise about promises: “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” (NIV).
In other word, “Lord, have You promised to never leave us or forsake us, and to work all things for our good?” He says, “Yes!” and we say, “Amen–then so be it!”
“Have You promised to hear and answer our prayers? To watch over us and deliver us from evil? To give peace and strength as needed?” He says, “Yes! And we say, “Amen!”
“Have you promised us an eternal home in heaven, where sin, sickness, and sorrow can never intrude?” He says, “Yes!” and we say, “Amen!”
That equation works for all God’s promises. For no matter how many promises God has made, they are all Yes in Christ, and through us is the Amen for the glory of God.
Each day, Lord, help me to draw from your heavenly treasures which are the promises of your word. May I find in them the solace for my soul. May you find in me the reflection that I have trusted in your faithfulness above my own understanding. May “Amen” reach my lips before a scorn. May these lessons breach the gap between your light and the “unknown” darkness on my path each day…till heaven. Amen.