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Tuesday, February 07 2012

Verse of the Day

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” [Exodus 3:13-14 – NIV]

“You are not yet fifty years old,” the Jews said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!” “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” [John 8:57-58 – NIV]

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. [John 14:26 – NIV]

The Trinity is an amazing thing. Three Gods in One! We understand it, and yet we really don’t. It is one of the mysteries of God. We are not really supposed to understand God, only what He has revealed to us through His Word. There is so much that we really don’t know and are not meant to know.

Thomas Jefferson believed that the teachings of Jesus were the essence of the Bible and that His deity and the other references to God in the Bible got in the way. As a result, he published what is commonly referred to as the Jeffersonian Bible by, you guessed it, extracting all references to Jesus’ deity and to God. The Unitarians also dispute the existence of the Trinity and believe that God is one person. They maintain that Jesus was a great man and a prophet of God, but not God Himself. These two approaches to the mystery of God miss the mark. Dismissing the Trinity because it’s not intellectually provable is based in secular philosophy, and not in God’s Word. The Bible is replete from beginning to end with references to the Trinity.

In John 8:58 when Jesus tells the crowd at the temple that “before Abraham was born, I am!” it was an indication that He was present with the Father when He spoke to Moses and in the other instances in which He spoke and interacted with the Israelites. What an amazing thing! And the Spirit is also a coexistent part of the Trinity. Existing in separate form and yet part of the whole (see John 14:26).

I know most evangelical churches no longer sing the doxology in their services and that’s a shame, because it’s the greatest praise song ever written.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

Say a prayer of thanks to the Heavenly Father. Never forget that He sent His Son Jesus to earth to be with us and to save us from our sins. Words don’t come close to expressing what that means.

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