The Promises, How They Become Ours
2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

I. "BY US" AS MINISTERS — publishing, explaining, applying them. A promise is often like a box of ointment, very precious; but the fragrance does not fill the room till the preacher breaks it. Or it is like the water that was near Hagar, which she saw not till God opened her eyes and showed her the well.

II. "BY US" AS RELIEVERS REALISING THE EXCELLENCY AND EFFICACY OF THEM IN OUR CHARACTER AND CONDUCT. It is when these promises are reduced to experience — when they are seen cleansing us from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, making us partakers of the Divine nature, leading us to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called, filling us with kindness and supporting us in trials — it is then they glorify God by us.

(W. Jay.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

WEB: For however many are the promises of God, in him is the "Yes." Therefore also through him is the "Amen," to the glory of God through us.

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