2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 1:19-22. All the promises of God find their yes in him (Christ). That is why it is through him that we utter the Amen to God for his glory.

When Paul wrote 1 Corinthians he had to deal with both people’s sinful behavior and with false teachings about spiritual gifts. He wrote 2 Corinthians about a year later, and problems continued to plague the church. Paul sent Timothy to visit Corinth. When Timothy returned, he reported that the church was in open rebellion. Paul left for Corinth immediately to deal with them. The church was in such disarray that Paul decided to leave and instead write them a stern letter of correction (2 Corinthians). Once back in Ephesus, Paul sent Titus back with this letter, to warn them of judgement if they did not repent. To Paul's great joy many of the Corinthians did repent. Paul explains that “life happens” and events sometimes come up that are outside of our control.

In 2 Corinthians 1:12-13, Paul wrote:
"For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you. for we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and understanding and I hope you will fully understand…"
 
Paul was not lying when he revealed his original intent to visit the Corinthian Christians during his visit and he was not double-minded when he, Silvanus, and Timothy proclaimed Christ to them. That is because in Christ "God's promises are always yes”. Paul here affirms the trustworthiness of Jesus Christ , the faithful and true. The Christ whom Paul proclaimed is the true Messiah. Not only is Christ Himself perfectly true, but He is the substance and fulfillment of all the promises of God.
 
All the promises of God find their yes in Him. If we want to know how our creator has fulfilled His promise of salvation and how He will complete our salvation, we need to look only to Christ, who has purchased our redemption by his blood and will renew and restore creation at His return. Because of this we utter our Amen, we say, “It is so” to God through Christ. In other words, we affirm the trustworthiness of God and affirm that Jesus is the Yes of God to us by agreeing with God that Jesus is Lord and Savior.

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