Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. I planned to visit you on my way to Macadonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner, so that in the same breath I say, 'Yes, yes' and 'No, no'?
But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not 'Yes' and 'No.' For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silas and Timothy, was not 'Yes' and 'No,' but in him it has always been, 'Yes.' For no matter how many promises God has made, they are 'Yes' in Christ. And so through him the 'Amen.' is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come."
All God's promises are 'YES'
in Jesus Christ our Lord