15Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. 16I planned to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. 17When 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”?

The world is both yes and no Lord.  I have too often been both yes and no.  It is bad to not take a stand.  Lord, help me to not be both “Yes, yes” and “No, no”.

18But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silasb and Timothy, was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” 20For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.

Lord, You are all good, and all good is You.  You are all I need.  You are my completion.  You are the fulfillment of every promise of hope the world has and that I have.  Outside of You, I am dead and hopeless.  Inside of you, is my total life, hope, and salvation.  Please Holy Spirit, help me remember to put all my faith in You, and live only for You.

*2Corinthians1*