by Darla Noble
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not “Yes and no,” but in him is “Yes.” For however many are the promises of God, in him is the “Yes.” Therefore also through him is the “Amen”, to the glory of God through us.
2 Corinthians 1:19-20
The word ‘amen’ means so be it or let it be as stated. That means by ending our prayers with the word ‘amen’ we are promising or committing to do the things we’ve said we will do and are confirming our desire to have God work in the lives of those we pray for.
Jesus also made promises to us. He promised to never leave us to handle things on our own. He promised He would love us forever. He promised His death was payment for our sins. He promised He would come back to take those who have been faithful and obedient to heaven. He promised that those who deny and reject Him will suffer eternal punishment.
Jesus is the Keeper of all promises. He has kept every single one He ever made except the one concerning His return. That hasn’t happened yet, but it will. We can count on it because Jesus is a man of his word. When He says, “Amen” He means it. What about you? Is your amen one Jesus can count on?
Pray: Jesus, thank You for being faithful to Your promises. Help me to live up to my amen’s. In Your precious name I pray, amen.