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His Promises Are Yes and Amen

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If I say I’ll pick you up from the airport, I’ll be there on time. If you ask me to make something for your party, consider it done! If you ask me to help watch your kids while you run out, I’ll be there when you need me!

As a writer, I value the power words hold. A phrase I use often is, “Words matter.” If I say I’m going to do something, I mean it. It’s not just because I’m a writer that I mean what I say, but because I want to be known as trustworthy. If I say something is true, you can be sure that I have hours of research or experience to back it up! If someone asks me to do something, I want them to have complete confidence that my yes is a guarantee (barring any extenuating circumstances).

In Luke 7:1-10, we read about the faith of the Roman officer. His beloved slave was sick and near death, so he sent out some respected Jewish elders to beg Jesus to heal the man.

Jesus went to meet the officer, but the officer sent someone ahead to tell Jesus that he didn’t think he was worthy of the honor of having Jesus in his home, saying, “Lord, don’t trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honor. I am not even worthy to come and meet you. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it” (Luke 7:6-8).

The Roman officer trusted that Jesus’ word was good as done. He knew the authority Jesus held and respected His word as complete. He trusted that, on Jesus’ command, his slave would be healed. If Jesus said it, he was fully confident that it was a guarantee. The officer’s faith knew that nothing could stop Jesus’ word from coming to fulfillment.

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!” And when the officer’s friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed (Luke 7:9-10).

With Jesus, words matter. We can be assured that whatever He says will be done. When we read in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that there is new life in Christ, you can be sure that the old life is gone; a new life has begun!

When Jesus says don’t worry about your needs, God will provide, He means it. (Matthew 6:31-33).

In fact, all of God’s promises are yes in Christ, according to 2 Corinthians 1:20:

For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.

Are you weary? Jesus promises rest in Matthew 11:28-30.

Do you want eternal life? Jesus promises eternal life with the Father for those who believe in Him in John 4:14 and that He would return for us in John 14:2-3.

Do you feel alone? Jesus promised a Helper by way of the Holy Spirit in Acts 1:8.

Jesus’ words are yes and amen! Whatever He says will be done. We can count on that. With Jesus, His Words always matter!

King Jesus, thank You for always being true to Your Word. Thank You for leaving us with these beautiful promises to rest in on this side of heaven. Help us to mirror Your trustworthiness in our lives; let us be the type of people who do exactly what they say they’re going to do. Amen!


Scripture is quoted from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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Maria Stockman

Maria is a Digital Copywriter at CBN who is passionate about using her writing to present the gospel and encourage someone to take the next step in their relationship with Jesus! In addition, she's an avid sports, fitness, and holistic health fan who lives outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and son.

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