Monday, May 3, 2010

daily text 5/3

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
"These are the things that the Amen says" (Revelation 3:14)

Why is Jesus called "the Amen"? The word rendered "amen" is a transliteration of a Hebrew word that means "so be it," or "surely." The Hebrew root word from which it is drawn means to "be faithful" or "trustworthy." This same word is used to describe Jehovah's faithfulness. (Deuteronomy 7:9; Isaiah 49:7) So in what way is Jesus unique when he is referred to as "the Amen"? Notice how 2 Corinthians 1:19, 20 answers: "The Son of God, Christ Jesus, . . . did not become Yes and yet No, but Yes has become Yes in his case. For no matter how many the promises of God are, they have become Yes by means of him. Therefore also through him is the 'Amen' said to God for glory." Jesus is "the Amen" to all the divine promises. His flawless life course on earth, including his sacrificial death, confirmed and made possible the fulfillment of all the promises of Jehovah God.
(Watchtower issue: 12/15/08, 3:8, 9)