Yea and Amen
Daily Devotional for May 15th
But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 2 Corinthians 1:18-20
When anyone in the world makes a promise to you, you realize their intentions may be honest but something could happen resulting in a broken promise. Many times we can even speak out empty promises with no intention of fulfilling them. As human beings, our intentions can also be overridden by circumstances. This does not happen with God.
When Paul came to Corinth to preach this wonderful gospel of salvation, his preaching was not to just for people to hear an oratory offering, but it was a message of hope and promise to be received into each life. All of God’s promises are made to you in order to be received in your life. God has gone through great pains, not only to get His Word to you, but to fulfill the promises He has made. Even though that is the case, how often do we listen to God’s promises in church and not step up by faith to receive them?
If God has made any promise to you, and He has made plenty, He is not like unto man that He should lie. Paul said His promises are not yea and nay, or in other words, yes to some and no to others. But all the promises of God are yea and amen. Notice, however, they can only come through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the name, the key, that opens every promise of God to the world. God has ordained it to be this way!
Yea simply means “Yes!” Amen is another wonderful word altogether. Amen not only means truly, verily, or honestly, but goes so much further. It literally means “so be it.” So when you finish your prayer, do you say “Amen?” If so, do you realize what you’re saying? Most of us in the past have only said “Amen” because we accept it as the proper way to end a prayer, but “Amen” means much more than “I’m finished praying.” You’re actually saying in Hebrew “So be it” or “It shall be done!” All of the promises of God are not only “yea” but “amen.” If you will believe, God’s promises will come in your life! Can you say “Amen?”