Note: This is a hotly disputed topic. But whatever we may think of Him, God is who God is. We will not be able to fully comprehend His nature until we see him face to Face. Let's read what Dr. Taylor says. If it blesses you, then you are blessed. If it disturbs you, then ask your Lord to reveal what is true. Dr. Taylor sees only in part, not the whole. The same goes for you and me.
How do we explain electricity? It is one of the many things
we can’t fully explain. In a similar way, God in His majesty
and greatness remains somewhat of a mystery. God loves
and blesses His people, but to explain God in all of His
manifestations can never be done. However, we can trust
Him. Man is limited and finite, but God is infinite. And yet
God reveals himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Bible never uses the word Trinity. But the Trinitarian
concept appears many times throughout the Bible so that
we may understand God a little better. A few examples are
Genesis 3:22; 11:7; and Isaiah 6:8. The us suggests a
“tri-unity” or three in one—God the Father, Jesus the Son,
and the Holy Spirit. Look at these Scriptures that indicate
some of the ways in which God expresses himself:
1. Genesis 1:1–2, 26.
God’s name Elohim (Hebrew) is a plural noun that has a
singular verb, as “the family is.” Who is included in the Trinity?
Notice that God says in verse 26: “Let us make man in our image. . . .”
2. Matthew 3:16–17.
Who baptized Jesus?
How were the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and the Father involved in the process?
Do we see the triune God in that experience?
3. Matthew 28:18–20.
How is the three-in-one God involved in this text?
What mission did Jesus give His followers?
What promise did Jesus give?
4. 1 Corinthians 12:3–6.
What is a Christian able to say about Jesus by the Spirit of God?
How is the Trinity involved in this confession?
5. 2 Corinthians 13:14.
How does this benediction teach about the three-in-one God?
What is the source of grace, love, and fellowship?
Do these speak to different expressions of God?
6. Ephesians 1:11–14.
The triune God brings about our salvation and eternal redemption.
What part does the Son have?
What is the contribution of the Holy Spirit?
Whose possession are we?
7. Titus 3:4–7.
What are we saved by if not by our righteous acts?
What are we heirs of ?
Describe the works of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in this text.
8. Hebrews 9:14.
How does the sacrifice of Christ differ from
the sacrifice of goats and bulls and heifers?
How may we serve the living God?
Notice how each member of the Trinity has a part in our redemption.
9. 1 John 2:20–23.
How do we know the truth?
What do we call someone who denies that Jesus is the Christ?
Since the Trinity consists of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
if we have the Son, who else do we have in our lives?
10. Jude 1:1–2, 20–21.
Jude addresses his letter to those who are called and kept.
Who calls us? Who keeps us?
The three ministries of the Trinity are mentioned again in verse 2.
How are we built up in our faith?
What ministry of Christ gives us eternal life?
From 102 Fascinating Bible Studies by Preston A. Taylor
About the Author (2010):
Preston A. Taylor is a retired pastor and missionary to Argentina. He
received his BD and ThM degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary
and his DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. For the past 25 years, he has
written a weekly devotional message for newspapers in the towns where
he has served as pastor. Dr. Taylor currently lives in Zapata, Texas.