Words from the Heart for Monday June 18th, 2018
But for us, There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created, and for whom we live. And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live.
I Corinthians 8:6 (NLT)
Through Whom We Live
Our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, is also Creator God. We owe Him our very life. And, we can place our trust in Him for every area of our lives, too. We don’t just begin with Him. We continue to live through the life He gives. We need Him. He is wonderfully available to us.
According to a 2017 study on Canadians by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, the OECD, life expectancy at birth in Canada increased from 80.5 years in 2007 to 81.5 in 2012. The share of adults reporting to be in good health has remained relatively stable since 2005, at around 88%. The rate of deaths due to assault fell in Canada from 2005 to 2012, whereas the share of people saying that they feel safe when walking alone at night increased by 4 percentage points.
The Trinity is hard for us to understand. The Bible clearly teaches that there is only One God, but in what theologians call the Godhead there are three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit who are undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory. While the Bible doesn’t use the name Trinity, it certainly teaches this and states it clearly in the Great Commission where we are told to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This is such a vital doctrine that the Church has traditionally taught that any group that does not teach God as Trinity is considered a non-Christian cult. There are so many verses in the Bible that teach the mystery of the Godhead including 1 Corinthians 8:6: “But for us, There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created, and for whom we live. And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live.” Do you see the undivided in essence teaching here? God the Father and Jesus both created all things. Hmm.
These have been words from the heart.