God's Great

William C. Brownson

READ : 2 Corinthians 1:15-20

We’ve been thinking together about God’s promises. We’ve noticed especially those he made to Abraham and to David. Maybe you’re wondering what all that has to do with you. They were great leaders, but most of us are ordinary folk. They were Hebrews; most of us are Gentiles. And they lived, so long ago, so far away!

The apostle Paul had been branded by some in Corinth as double-minded, two-faced, saying “yes” and “no” at the same time. He defended himself by appealing to the gospel that had changed his life:

As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been “Yes and No.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, . . . was not “Yes and No”; but in him it is always “Yes.” For in him, every one of God’s promises is a “Yes.”

Think of that. Every promise God ever made to his people, of blessing and guidance, help and deliverance finds its supreme fulfillment, its “Yes” in Christ. So those who belong to him are the heirs of all the promises.

PRAYER

Thank you, God, that you pledge your faithful love to us in Jesus Christ and that in him every promise is a “Yes.” Amen.