New American Standard Bible 2 Corinthians 1:20
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
None of us like to be told “No”. Dogs are no different. They tuck their tail between their legs and hang their head. They know you are not happy with their behavior. On the other hand, when you praise them and tell them what a good doggie they are, the tails begin to wag and the puppy butts are going back and forth. The dogs prance joyfully knowing they have pleased their human.
2 Corinthians 1:20 tells us that God replies yes to all his promises. He answers in the affirmative. Jesus is the fulfillment of all the promises God has made. Due to this, we shout Amen in response. Amen is defined as “So be it”. We are in agreement with the Holy Trinity that God is who he said he is and will do what he has promised. God is glorified as we let him live his promises and life through us as his children. We are in agreement with God.
God has given us many promises in His word. 2 Peter 1:4 tells us, “Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires”. As we obey and seek God first, we know we have pleased God. We might not prance around wagging our tails but the joyful attitude of obedience fills us to overflowing. We clench the deal with an Amen to our heavenly father.
Hebrews 10:31 tells us that it is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the mighty God when we are not in agreement with him and have fallen by the wayside because of disobedience. Just like the dogs in our house, instead of no, I would rather receive praise from my father and hear his yes when I am in agreement with all his precious promises. Let’s respond with an emphatic, “Yes and Amen” to all of God’s holy word!