For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. II Corinthians 1:20
It is easy for men to live inconsistently. We can say one thing and do the opposite as easy as eating melting ice cream in our hot summer temperature. Inconsistency is the one thing that will remain consistent in our lives.
There is a contrast in the verses surrounding the verse above between the humanity of the messengers – Paul, Silvanus and Timothy – and the divinity of the person who is the essence of the message. 18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.”
Those who believe the message are the ones who find the “Yes” for their lives. It is never that we know everything and we are sure of all things. It is never that we are assured because we know from a human standpoint that Jesus is God’s son. We do not find security because we have understood all about the incarnation, propitiation and glorification. (Some have a hard time even saying those words must less in understanding them)
Our faith is not in our complete understanding of the gospel. Our faith is in the giver of the gospel. Our faith is in who Jesus is and what he has done. We can know the truth and the truth can set us free. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
In and through Him the divine “Yes” has become a permanent reality because of God’s character and promises. We are sure of who we are because we know who He is. All promises of God are fulfilled in him. In him we live and move and have our very being. Because of him we walk with the Lord and find hope fulfilled in his live, death and resurrection.
We are confident in him – never in what we are or what we do. 18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.”