We so easily make God to be who we want Him to be. We like a God who is fashioned in our own image. Thankfully, we have the Word of God to adjust our thinking. To think rightly about who God is, is to think biblically. We don’t need to guess, nor do we need to make it up.
God’s Word was written to reveal God to us. It is God… on God. He makes Himself known so that we can know Him! Did you catch that? The Bible reveals God – we can know Him! As a Christian, I want to know God – but not just any ol’ image of God that I conjure up. I want to know Him AS HE IS! And He is: Father / Son / Holy Spirit.
One of the ways He makes Himself known is by the Trinity. The 3 in 1. Think about it: While the Trinity is beyond our ability to fully comprehend, the Trinity is also easy to comprehend. Meaning, we can easily grasp aspects of the Trinity. How helpful is the Trinity for us to begin to know God!
All the aspects of each begin to give us a picture of who God is.
Wayne Grudem defines the doctrine of the Trinity as:
God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God.
Wayne Grudem Systematic Theology
What would we do without the Trinity?
It is the Trinity that helps us to know who God is, what He has done, and how He is involved in sinful man.
It is much more than knowing Trinity “facts”. Much more than knowing the Trinity factually, the Trinity is: Father – Son – Spirit. But we will get to that in future posts. For now, just consider how awesome it is that God reveals Himself as He does…. Trinity!
How Big is your Trinity?
Is the Trinity you hold to, the Trinity of the Bible? If it is NOT, then you are creating a god in YOUR image. YIKES!
Do you hold to God – 3 in 1? Or do you minimize one aspect of the Godhead? Does your God have the Father? Does your God have the Son? Does your God have the Spirit? Consider the implications if your view of God is lacking in any of the 3 persons we have in God.
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