I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them.
2 Corinthians 1:20
In Jesus Christ every one of God’s promises is a “Yes.” For this reason it is through him that we say the “Amen,” to the glory of God.
God’s covenant of peace defines us as his people. Just as we have no choice in being born, in choosing our parents, or establishing our identity, so too with God: he chooses us. He promises to bless us. He calls us his children. He has made a covenant – an agreement by which he establishes our identity and his promises.
If we are God’s people – people of God’s covenant of peace – then our demeanor is one of peace and confidence. For we do not depend on our own efforts to establish our identity. That’s God’s gift and doing. But we do express our identity by our obedience and faithfulness.
What makes this truly amazing and most worthy of note is that to believe this, to express our identity as God’s covenant people, brings him glory. Our expression of our identity as God’s people honors God and brings him glory.
I thank God for his faithfulness, promises, and gift of Jesus Christ, and say Amen to the glory of God. That’s not only amazing, it is a cause of great joy, and worthy of our loud Amen!