The Trinity - A Very Profitable Doctrine   

1 John 5:7


The doctrine of the Trinity is much more than an abstract point of theological speculation. It is much more than a point of doctrinal refinement. This is a subject so far above our comprehension that it should inspire the deepest reverence and humility as well as inspire the most blessed assurance, circumspect consecration, and blissful unity among God's saints.


GRACE  FLOWS TO US FROM ALL THREE OF THE DIVINE PERSONS (Eph. 1:3-14). As the three Persons in the Godhead are equal in Divinity, but distinct in personality, so all three of the Divine Persons are equal in grace, but distinct in their operations of grace. God the Father is the Fountain of grace (Eph. 1:3-6). God the Son is the Mediator through whom grace comes (Eph. 1:7-12). God the Holy Spirit is the Administrator of grace (Eph. 1:13-14).


IN BELIEVER'S BAPTISM WE HAVE AVOWED OUR CONSECRATION TO GOD (Rom. 6:4-6). Being baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we have publicly declared our consecration and commitment to obey the will of God the Father, live for the glory of God the Son, and submit to the leadership of God the Holy Spirit.


LET EVERY THOUGHT ABOUT THE HOLY TRINITY STIMULATE IN EVERY BELIEVER'S HEART A DESIRE THAT WE MAY ALL BE ONE, EVEN AS GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE ONE (John 17:20-22). "Who can think of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as one - one in nature, one in love, one in purpose - and not hope for the day when the intercessory prayer of Christ will be answered in the union of all his followers?" (J.M. Pendleton).As the sons and daughters of the triune God, let us earnestly devote ourselves to the pursuit of that unity.Strive to be one in purpose,together seeking the glory of God. Seek to be one in labor,striving together to make known the glorious gospel of Christ. Endeavor to be truly one in love (Phil.2:2-5). Be patient with one another. Forbear one another's faults. Forgive one another's offenses. Prefer each one the other, serve one another, and highly esteem one another. Labor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4:1-6), that we may be one as our God is one.


Don Fortner