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Understanding The Trinity

For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Cor. 2:11 NKJ)

Understanding the trinity image showing a man's hand on a bible seeking to understand

The word “trinity” does not appear in the scriptures per se, but the concept is crystal clear. There is but one God revealed to us in three distinct Persons: the Father, Jesus as the Living Word of God, and the Holy Spirit. It takes the Spirit to sharpen our spiritual understanding to make sense out of this mystery called the Trinity.

However, to help us understanding the concept, many analogies have been suggested. One of them includes the analogy of an egg, where there is one egg but it is made up of a shell, the white, and a yoke. Well, this analogy, of course, has some lessons for us, but it also has tremendous limitations.

The key to understanding the Trinity is found in Genesis 1:26, where it states that God created man in His image and likeness. Yes, creation reveals the nature of God, but the greatest revelation of God in nature is not an egg or water. It is man. God does not look like an egg, and therefore the egg or water or similar analogies from the natural world are suboptimal.

If you want to look at creation to see what God looks like, just look at man. That is what the scripture above in 1 Cor. 2:11 is teaching us. Man is spirit, soul, and body, and yet is one man, not three. This, too, has its limitations, but is the best natural picture of the Trinity. The Trinity is revealed in you as a creation God made in His image and likeness!

MEDITATE

What scripture gives us the first indication of the Trinity in the bible? Read Gen. 1:26 carefully.

APPLY THE WORD

There is value in your life; you look and act like God! Live confidently with thanksgiving unto God for Christ.

PRAY

Praise the Lord for making you fearfully and wonderfully in His image and likeness.

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