Strachan: The Trinity

It is hard to discover the spiritual realm. It is everywhere around us, but we cannot find a physical doorway into it. The way into the knowledge of God is the Word of God. The Word of God not only gives us revelation about spiritual beings, like angels and demons, it also allows us to traverse what Jonathan Edwards calls “glorious inlets” into the Godhead. We learn the very foundation of reality in Scripture: Father, Son, and Spirit. Knowledge of our three-in-one God promises to transform both our faith and our practice.

God is three persons, but God is one. We don’t hop between gods in our prayers. We pray to one God. Unlike the pagans of old, we do not believe that our lives depend on the clash between warring deities. We need not fear that the sea god’s quarrel with the sun god will submarine our life goals. The three persons of the Godhead are not clashing Titans; they are loving colaborers.

All around us, people pick and choose their spirituality. They think they can select a spiritual reality for themselves, and then direct their worship and needs accordingly. But we know this isn’t so. We love the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in unity in diversity because we find it in the Godhead. Some will tell us that our love of the Trinity is foolish, but we have left our foolish speculations behind. The Trinity is fact. The Trinity is truth. The Trinity gives us a foundation to stand on, and a loving, authoritative God to worship. Let us study the Trinity.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

-Owen Strachan, Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards, 308.

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