#DailyDevotion The Creation Account Reveals God Is A Trinity
Gensis 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was desolate and uninhabitable, and it was dark on the deep sea, but God’s Spirit hovered over the waters. 3Then God said, “Let there be light!”a And there was light….
26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, like Ourselves, that they might rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, and the cattle, over all the earth and everything that moves on the earth.” 27And God created man in His image, in God’s image He created him; He created them male and female. 28And God blessed them. “Have children,” God told them, “and become many and fill the earth and control it; and rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, and every living thing that moves on the earth.”
There’s a lot of text between these two text in Genesis but I think these two pretty much sum up the most important parts. You have the revelation of God and you have the creation of man. As far as what sort of days these were during creation I think the text is fairly clear these are typical normal “there was evening and there was morning, one day” type of days. God’s work during these days were supernatural so to look for scientific verification of them, well you’ll just be hanging there. When God works supernaturally the best you can do is see the evidence it happened i.e. there’s a creation, just like when he healed a man. The bone was broken and now it’s not. Better to ponder the wonder of the might of the Almighty who brings creation out of nothing and forms it with speaking of his word.
Which brings us to the first part of the passage… We have God who creates the heavens and the earth. God speaks: We now have the Word of God revealed to us, through whom and by whom everything was made that exists. We have the Spirit brooding over the waters. So we have the revelation of the Holy Trinity at the beginning the the Word of God revealed to us. The Hebrew word for God here is Elohim. The very word signifies a multiplicity in the being of God. El is the singular word for God. True, sometime elohim is used to mean multiple gods, or the angels, or rulers. Here there is but one God who is three person, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We see this Trinity revealed throughout scripture. We have the three visitors to Abraham. Exodus 346The LORD passed in front of him, declaring: “the LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, slow to get angry, rich in love and faithfulness, …” reveals the Trinitarian nature of God. The LORD passing by and proclaming “the LORD, the LORD.” Isaiah 63They kept calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of armies!” reveals the Trinitarian nature of God. Deuteronomy 64“Listen, Israel: the LORD our God is one LORD.” tells us this Trinity is one, it is in Hebrew Achad which can signify a unity, a oneness as a opposed to a separate distinct object. The God who reveals himself in the Bible is Achad.
If we look to the last passage we see a discussion among the members of the Trinity. They say, “Let us.” Us! Right there the Creator tells us he is unified plurality i.e. God, Word, & Spirit. This unity, this oneness then translates down to the crown of creation, mankind, which I will discuss more tomorrow.
Holy, Holy, Holy are you, God, the Word & the Holy Spirit. You have made know the mystery of your being to us so that in you we may know the unity you have called us to in Christ Jesus. Make your Church one even as you are one. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.