We know that our God is a Triune God — One God in essence and three distinct Person in works. So while the Godhead is three distant persons, and their works might be thought of as individual works, there remains a unity, a harmony, of purpose, plan, and execution of their works in creation and redemption.
The triune nature of the Godhead is difficult to explain because it is difficult for our finite minds to understand an infinite being. (Read What is the Triunity of Creation?) However, we are blessed to have been given much information, in God’s Word, that helps us in understanding.
For a better understanding of the Triune Godhead, we can study the attributes of the Father, Son, and Spirit. We can also learn about the works that each Person of the Godhead performed individually. And yet, we know there is only one God (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,8; 45:5), so we must understand that the three Persons of the Godhead work both individually and in perfect unity. There’s beautiful scriptural support for this.
Let’s answer some questions to see the harmony of Fathers, Son, and Spirit in their creative and redemptive works.
Who created the universe?
The Father — Psalm 102:25
The Son — Colossians 1:16, John 1:1-3
The Spirit — Genesis 1:2 Job 26:13
Who created man?
The Father — Genesis 2:7
The Son — Colossians 1:16
The Spirit — Job 33:4
Who brought about the incarnation?
The Father — Hebrews 10:5
The Son — Philippians 2:7
The Spirit — Luke 1:35
Who brought about the crucifixion?
The Father — Psalm 22, Romans 8:32, John 3:16
The Son — John 10:18, Galatians 2:20
The Spirit — Hebrews 9:14
Who brought about the atonement?
The Father — Isaiah 53
The Son — Ephesians 5
The Spirit — Hebrews 9:14
Who brought about the resurrection?
The Father — Acts 2:23, Romans 6:4
The Son — John 10:17-18, John 2:19
The Spirit — 1 Peter 3:18, Romans 8:11
Who draws repentant sinners to salvation?
The Father draws — John 6:44
The Son draws — John 12:32
Spirit draws — John 16:8
Who brings about the regeneration of repentant sinners?
The Father — John 5:21, 1 Pet 1:3
The Son — John 5:21, John 10:28
The Spirit — Romans 8:1-2, Gal 5:25
Who brought about the inspiration for the writing of the Bible?
The Father — 2 Timothy 3:16
The Son — John 1:1
The Spirit — 2 Peter 1:21
For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one. (1 John 5:7)
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Do not be anxious about anything. (Phil 4:6)
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must rightly remember who is in control. Our God is sovereign over all things, including COVID-19. As Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) said, “The sovereignty of God is a soft pillow on which weary people lay their heads.”
Remember also God’s gracious promise, and that it is true and He is faithful to keep it: Hebrews 13:5 …”I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” The next verse remind us of the power that comes in trusting God and how we can live: Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man [or COVID-19] shall do to me.
God loves us, and in Christ we find confidence and calm in times of uncertainty and trouble. When we trust in God, fear is replaced with faith, stress is replaced with strength, anxiety is gone and hope abounds, problems become opportunities, and we are able to receive the blessings God has for us in the midst of difficult circumstances. Turn to Jesus. He will lead you to the still waters and give rest for your troubled soul.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…Hebrews 6:19
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