What Does Amen Mean – 2 Corinthians 1:20

By Tammy Burke

What does “Amen” mean, anyway, and why does it matter to Jesus followers today?

“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” 2 Corinthians 1:20 ESV

Amen is a Hebrew word that was just kind of ported to Greek and English. The Jews were instructed to say Amen as if something was true, or finished or absolutely correct in God. Amen is often translated “truly,” in scripture, too. In fact, many place in John, the words “truly, truly” or “verily, verily” are actually translations of “amen, amen.”

Amen is like us acknowledging to God that something is true or complete because of what God has done. In this passage, Paul, the apostle, is telling the Corinthians that Jesus is the Amen of God. Everything is complete, true, finished in Jesus Christ.

How does this matter for us at work? I don’t know about you but I get very tense when deadlines are approaching or when the pressure mounts. I can get tense and react sharply. I even do it now, when I have a deadline pending. This is a persistent problem for me. I want to remember that Jesus did his work. Everything is “amen” in Jesus. He has completed God’s work. I can relax.

And I can be someone who relieves pressure at work. How can you rest in amen at work? How can you bring grace and peace to your workplace today? Ask God to show you and then get to work.

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