You may be asking why I changed my plan. Do you think I make my plans carelessly? Do you think I am like people of the world who say “Yes” when they really mean “No”? As surely as God is faithful, our word to you does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” he always does what he says. 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. 2 Corinthians 1:17–20
How many times have we become frantic because we can’t remember after we left our home if we have lock the door or turn off the oven? Forgetfulness is a condition we all experience at one time or another. There are times that these forgetful moments not only brought inconveniences but also trouble. One of those things we are warned not to forget is God and His instructions. After the Israelites were led by Moses our of Egypt, he immediately called their attention and told them not to forget God and His providence. “But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren” (Deuteronomy 4:9). God knew what will happen if the people will forget Him and His faithfulness. This will jeopardize His plan to have them be a blessing to the nations around them and that through their lives, people will realize who God is. This is also what was emphasized in Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth. God gave us the opportunity to come to know Him as Lord and Savior. He affirmed us by fulfilling His promises to us. Paul’s challenge to those claiming they are God’s children is for them to remain faithful and be consistent in their commitment. When life is aligned in Christ’s instructions found in His word, we are able to say “yes” to His command. Our regular recognition of our relationship with God will help us live out His will for our life. We have to constantly remind ourselves as to our identity being in Christ so we become aware of His plans for our life.
Noel De Guzman