2 Corinthians 1:20 – For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

What a great statement Paul makes through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The promises of God are yes and Amen to believers. Not a no and not a maybe, but yes. One of the first words a child learns is the word no. For safety reasons, a parent is constantly saying no to their young children. Father God has also given in His Word warnings for the protection of His children. In our passage, Paul focuses our attention on God’s promises.

Reward is a vital part of training a young child. They must learn that there are consequences for misbehavior, but at the same time, they need to be rewarded for their obedience. God’s promises are rewards for responding in faith to His Word. The promises are connected to God’s Covenant nature. Jesus fulfilled all the requirements on our behalf. He satisfied God’s wrath toward sin and made it possible for us to respond to God in faith and receive promises through Christ. Jesus is the “Amen” to all the promises of God. He glorified the Father and became the way for each believer to also bring glory to God.

The Holy Spirit is God’s power in the believer to receive the promises of God. He creates the Amen in the believer’s heart. Each believer needs to know in their inner man that God wants to fulfill His promises in their life.

Father, I ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to be able to trust You for all Your promises made possible through the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank You that Jesus is the Amen to Your glory. By Your grace I am secure in His finished work.