Tuesday, November 2, 2010
For as many as may be the promises of God, in Him they are yes; wherefore by Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. 2nd Corinthians 1:20 (New American Standard Bible)
I voted today and as I did I thought about all the promises that are made by candidates to their constituents and how 90% or more of those promises are never fulfilled either through the elected altering them through self interest or by cunning design. As I checked my candidates of choice I thought of today’s verse and I’m so happy God makes promises He keeps. His yes remains yes.
At the core of this message is Jesus Christ who affirms the security of God’s word to us. God is always faithful to fulfill His promises even if the final end comes far in the future. Consider Abraham who waited for Isaac to be born to him; Joseph who waited in prison for years and was finally vindicated; the followers of Jesus who completely broken after His death found Him fulfilling God’s promise that first Easter morning.
To all of God’s promises we can simply say “faithful” (yes) and “let it be so (Amen).” These promises result in our good and bring glory to God. And as sure as the sun rises every day so are the promises God makes to us and establishes to us with surety through Christ. We vote for people who promise us happy days never sure of what we’ll get. With the surety of God’s promises happy days have always been with us.