18 For through Christ we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Ephesians 2:18, New International Version
It is through salvation that you have free access to the Trinity.
A right understanding of the Godhead is the key to a healthy Christian life, especially in terms of how each person of the Trinity relates to your growth and maturity. Knowing the Father’s love through the life of Christ produced in you by the Holy Spirit gives you confidence in your identity and purpose. In this sense, the Trinity is far more than a doctrine to be understood—it is the revelation of a relationship for you to enjoy intimacy with God.
Every heresy is a distorted view on one of the persons of the Trinity.
This is why it is important to continue to believe and abide in the truth of the gospel. We live in a time when truth is being replaced by opinions, personal preferences and moods. This is not good in the long run because it exposes people to fake news and misinformation. When people hold on to their ideas without any reference to truth, they breed a self-absorbed, selfish and strongly individualistic spirit that alienates them from building healthy relationships and community life.
While there is no single verse in the Bible that ever mentioned the Trinity, the proof of the Trinity is clearly presented for us to understand the beautiful relationship of love in the Trinity. The Trinity models for us a relationship of love for one another so that we can reflect love, service and empowerment in our own relationships with each other.
We live in an age where there is a fresh resurgence of old heresies. It is by keeping our faith vibrant and living in the truth that frees us from doctrinal extremism and error. The more we emulate the fellowship, friendship and mission of the Trinue God, the less we will succumb to false ideas and impressions about God.
Application: What is the Holy Spirit saying to me from today’s scripture reading? Is there a person of the Trinity that I feel most connected to?
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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