Amen! (2 Cor 1:20)

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:20

Can you right now call to mind three promises God has made? Try it.

Here are mine:

  1.  “I will never leave you or forsake you ”  Joshua 1:5
  2. “Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood” Gen 9:11 (we have had widespread flooding in my area recently)
  3. “Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it” Malachi 3:10

Now take a moment to reflect on 2 Corinthians 1:20. All the promises God has made are “Yes” in Christ. He will keep his promises. Not “Maybe” or “Probably”, but “Yes.”  Let that sink in.

What is s there left to do? Give thanks and say “Amen.”  That is a positive affirmation, a declaration of faith.

Take those three promises. Now pray them back to God with an emphatic “Amen!”  That is how we take the next step of faith.