All God’s Promises Are Yes!

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes. For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

─ 2 Corinthians 1:19-20 ESV

All God’s Promises Are Yes!

In 2 Corinthians 1, Paul had committed to stop in and visit the Corinthian church, but later changed his plan. Rumors as to why he didn’t keep to his original plan began to swirl and some accused him of being untrustworthy. Paul shared with them that it wasn’t indecision that compelled him to change his plans, but concern for them. He felt his presence during the situation of disunity among the Corinthian church would only undermine his purpose in visiting – to bring joy to them, so he decided to delay his arrival when the situation was resolved.

In our verse today, instead of defending himself, Paul reminded the Corinthians of God’s faithfulness. God cannot lie or deceive you. There is no duplicity in God. His yes, is always yes, and his no, is always no. In Jesus Christ, every promise God ever made has already been fulfilled. And because of Jesus’ faithfulness, Paul too, would be faithful to His promises.

God is always faithful to do you good. Sometimes when we receive a no to something we’ve asked God for, it can become so big in our minds that we can’t see through it to the promise He’s given that all things work together for the good all all who love Him (Romans 8:28).

Even when God says “no,” it’s still a yes to blessing because his gifts are yes and amen. God’s no, today can become a yes for tomorrow because He is working all things to our good. Obedience to not do something can bring the right things He has for you into your life at the exact time He knows you need it.

Today’s One Thing

Is there a big NO hanging over your head? Maybe it’s a disappointment in your heart because God didn’t do something the way you thought He should or could have. Take time today to talk to God. Let go of your disappointment; let go of the perceived no, and say yes to His plans. Open your heart to whatever He has for you, trusting that whatever it is, it is better than whatever you imagined.

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