There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons. God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation. He is forever worthy of worship, adoration, and service by the whole creation.
[b]There is only one God, yet we know Him as three Persons who are revealed in Scripture as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Bible makes no attempt to resolve the riddle of the Trinity, the three in one.[/b] * The Lord is one God Deuteronomy 6:4 * All three Persons were involved in Creation. Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1, 14 * All three Persons were evident at Jesus' baptism. Matthew 3:16-17 * Christians are baptized in the name of all three Persons. Matthew 28:19-20 * The Apostolic Blessing acknowledges all three Persons. 2 Corinthians 13:14 [i]Texts for further study:[/i]Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:2
[b]God is beyond our comprehension, but He has chosen to make Himself known to those who seek Him.[/b] * We must seek God to know Him. Jeremiah 29:13 * Seeking God should be our first priority. Matthew 6:33 * God's ultimate revelation of Himself is in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 1:1-2; John 1:18, 14:9 [i]Texts for further study:[/i]Colossians 3:1-3; Exodus 34:5-7
[b]God is all-wise, all-sufficient, and is worthy of our worship. He is;[/b] * Eternal-He has always existed and always will. Psalm 90:2 * Omnipresent-He is everywhere at all times. Psalm 139:7-10 * Omnipotent-He is all-powerful. Matthew 19:26; Philippians 4:13 * Omniscient-He knows all, and is especially interested in humanity. Isaiah 46:9-10; Matthew 6:8 * Immutable-He does not change. James 1:17 * Interested in each person and the small details of life. Matthew 10:29-30 * Worthy of worship. Revelation 4:11 [i]Texts for further study:[/i]Isaiah 57:15; Psalms 23:4, 147:4-5, Revelation 14:7; 1 Timothy 1:17; Isaiah 40:26-31
[b]Personal Application[/b] * Is it possible that one of the reasons God reveals Himself as three Person is to help us understand His greatness? * Is my worship more beneficial to God or to me? # While I may not be able to fully comprehend God's greatness, or how one God can be three Persons, I can worship Him for making Himself known to me. I rejoice in the knowledge that God fully knows and cares about me.
[b]Commitment[/b] * God, because have come to realize how very great You are and yet You care about me, I will gladly worship and serve You. with the Holy Spirit guiding me, I will seek to know You better and to help other know You too.