Thursday, December 23 Devotional

Y is for 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 Cor. 1:20

Yes is a word we use to answer a question positively, like yes, I would like to have some cake and ice cream. But yes can also be a word that is used as an exclamation. For instance, when I make an important shot in a basketball game, I might shout Yes! I would like us to think about our word for today in both of those ways.

When Paul writes that all God’s promises find their yes in Jesus, he means that Jesus is the one and only positive answer to the pledges or vows that God made in the Old Testament. God predicted in the Old Testament where and how Jesus would be born. God said that he would send a king, a suffering servant, a Savior and deliverer for his people. After he said all those things, he didn’t change his mind or his plans. From the beginning of time, all God’s prophecies and promises and plans were going to be fulfilled in and through Jesus.

Jesus himself said this after he rose from the dead (Luke 24:44), Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” The whole Old Testament tells us about Jesus. He is the positive answer.

That is exciting! Paul thinks so, because he says, let’s say Amen to the glory of God. It is so exciting that we can say along with Paul, YES! Thank you God for doing everything you said you would do, and for continuing to fulfill your promises to us through Jesus Christ.

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