Three in one

John 10:22-39

Isaiah 48:16 People have been preoccupied with the number three throughout world history. We divide time into past, present, and future. We categorize matter by animal, mineral, or vegetable. Writers, speakers, and mathematicians are familiar with the “rule of three,” which holds that people more easily remember lists of three things.

Perhaps we are drawn to the number three because it helps us understand the wonder of our awesome God. Although the word trinity is not found in the Bible, it describes the truth found in the pages of Scripture. God is three in one. Three persons, one in essence. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in perfect and equal union. Isaiah prophesied that God would send His Messiah and His Spirit, and Jesus confirmed His deity when He said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).

His listeners did not understand the nature of the triune God then, and we have difficulty understanding Him today. Yet our lack of understanding does not negate our privilege of belonging to God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Father, thank You for revealing Your triune nature by sending Your Son and Your Spirit. How will I worship God in His triune nature today: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

Ava Pennington. One Year Alone with God: 366 Devotions on the Names of God (p. 17). Kindle Edition.

I’m currently reading the book One Year Alone with God: 366 Devotions on the Names of God  by Ava Pennington which is currently a free kindle book. The first thing that attracted me to this devotional was that it was 366 days vs 365. This devotional is a year a day path which is what is common in the wiccan and pagan faith as well I believe more then the Christian which is generally just a year. Then, today I opened to find my new devotional about three, and I instantly thought of the law of three and the three faces of the Goddess. I’m interested in others takes on this devotion and what it means to them. 

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~ by Snow on January 7, 2012.

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