God’s Word is Always “Yes” (Fri. August 27)

The word of the day is “Yes.”  When our faith is challenged, we are tempted to become unsure of the promises of God’s Word and doubtful of its preaching. Today in  2 Corinthians 1:12-20, Paul defends himself from the charge that he vacillates.  He says, “Yes” sometimes, and “No” other times, and “Yes and No” most times (vs. 18).  Today we will find that Paul admits his change of plans.  But he insists that his motives, methods, and message are constant.  By his constancy, Paul seeks to reflect the faithfulness of God whose “steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 118) and whose Word is everlasting (Psalm 119:89; Matthew 24:35).  We learn from our reading that we can rely on the consistency…