Friday, August 26, 2011

God, the Promise Keeper

"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 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)

In our society it has become so commonplace to make promises and break them, that we often find it difficult to trust anyone. Some politicians make bold promises they never intend to keep. Too often promises spoken at the altar are kept only until the passion wanes. How comforting it is to know that every promise God has ever made has been kept in Christ. Jesus is God's "Yes" to us. "Yes, I love you -- I sent my only Son to die for you" (John 3:16). "Yes, I will forgive you -- my grace is lavished on you in Jesus" (Ephesians 1:7-8). "Yes, I will strengthen you -- you can do all things through Christ" (Philippians 4:13). "Yes, I will come for you. Yes, you will be with me eternally. Yes. Yes. Yes." And the list goes on and on. God is willing and able to keep every promise He has made to those who love Him. Through Christ we say "Amen (Yes)"  back to God. "Yes, I love You, Lord." "Yes, I put my trust in You, Jesus." "Yes, I will serve You, Master." All this to the glory of God!


  1. He always keeps His promises, even when it's as awesomely painful as going to the cross!


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