Saying Yes to Jesus

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, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not ‘Yes and No’; but in him it is always ‘Yes.’ For in him it is always ‘Yes.’ For in him every one of God’s promises is a ‘Yes.’   (2 Corinthians 1: 18-20)

With Jesus, every one of God’s promises to us is “always” a yes.  Not maybe.  Not perhaps.  Just yes. No matter what we say, Jesus doesn’t change His mind.  No matter what we do, His promises are steadfast.

What are the promises Jesus will never withdraw?  The promise of grace for those who trust in Him.  The promise of companionship for those who walk with Him.  The promise of purpose to those who serve Him.  The promise is that we’ll never face any challenge without His strength.  The promise of eternal life for those who believe in Him.

Jesus’ response of “yes” to us isn’t the issue—His life, death, and resurrection have settled that. The question is this: Will we say yes to Jesus?  Or, will we sometimes say yes and sometimes say no? Will we say yes to Jesus in ways that others can hear, or will we keep our yes to ourselves?

How often do we need to say yes to Jesus?  How often do we need to tell our spouse or kids that we love them? Every day, right?

Saying yes to Jesus on a daily basis isn’t so much for His sake but for our sake.  Declaring our yes to Him strengthens our faith.  Daily declaring our yes to Him also helps us to remember who we are, whose we are, and what we need to be about.

In Jesus, every one of God’s promises will always and forever be a “Yes.”  I encourage us to honor His yes by giving our own yes to Him.  When we say yes to Jesus, we’re saying yes to life, joy, hope, love, and eternal life.

Reflection Questions:

  1. How do you say “yes” to Jesus?
  1. If you are like me and like nearly everyone else, do you sometimes say “no” to Jesus?
  1. We all hear Jesus’ promises in different ways. How would you describe His promises to you?  Do you believe that those promises are always there for you?


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