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March 28, 2011

Yes and Amen!

Do you ever come across one of the Scriptures and think “Oh, yeah…I LOVE that verse!” as in you loved it before, then sort of forgot about it?  I had that very experience a couple of days ago in coming across 2 Corinthians 1:20.


I feel like I’ve been given a pep talk, complete with a “YES!” fist pump.  All of the promises of God find their “Yes” in him {Christ}.  The word in the Greek is “nai” – a primary particle of strong affirmation and means yea, verily, truly, assuredly, even so [1].  It’s as if Paul is reminding us – YES, He did it!!  Jesus Christ fulfilled all of the promises that God has made to us.

The second part of the verse says that is why WE utter our Amen {another affirmation of truth}, proclaiming that God’s purpose has been established.  Kind of like a holy ‘True Dat!’.  Matthew Henry’s commentary puts it this way…

The apostle, having mentioned the stability of the divine promises, makes a digression to illustrate this great and sweet truth, that all the promises of God are yea and amen. For, 1. They are the promises of the God of truth (v. 20), of him that cannot lie, whose truth as well as mercy endureth for ever. 2. They are made in Christ Jesus (v. 20), the Amen, the true and faithful witness; he hath purchased and ratified the covenant of promises, and is the surety of the covenant, Heb. 7:22.

We utter our Amen to God’s glory, because the One in whom we believe IS the truth that cannot lie and is eternal.  He kept His promises to us through Christ Jesus who IS the Amen! ‘Tis surely a “great and sweet truth”.

Seems to me I’ve got a lot more “Amen-ing” to do.  How about you? {Now you’ve had your pep talk}

Have a Beautiful Day {especially if it gets a little Crazy}!

[1]  Strong's G3483