August 9, 2022     2:18 pm
190. Week of Trinity Sunday - Sunday
God cannot be compared to man.
          To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal, and compare Me, that I may be like?   Isaiah 46:5
          It is an extremely foolish and idolatrous undertaking when men want to fashion or measure God according to human standards, as if He could be compared with man, or were like man, He, the Most High. No, God is as He is. And you must know, believe, and worship Him according as He reveals Himself in His Word. And do not allow your faith to suffer shipwreck when you find that this exceeds your faculties of comprehension and understanding. God would be small and inconsiderable indeed if He could be comprehended and understood by you or any man.- And now listen. There is but one God, but one Divine Being. "Hear, O Israel: the Lord, our God, is one Lord." (Deut. 6:4). But in this one God, in this one Divine Being, there are three distinct Persons: FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT. God is the Triune God. God is three persons in one and the same divine being or essence. These three Persons are not three Gods and Lords, but only one God and Lord. These three Persons are not parts and particles of the Divine Being, but each Person is and possesses the whole and undivided Divine Being. The Father is the Lord, the Son is the Lord, the Holy Spirit is the Lord. Father and Son and Holy Spirit are alike great, alike eternal, altogether alike, one in every way; for they are the one God. So you have been baptised "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." God is the one God in three Persons, three Persons in one God. This is the testimony of Scripture. True, one man is but one person. And it is utterly beyond our comprehension how one God can be three Persons. But "to whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal, and compare Me, that I may be like?" says God. God is as He is and as He reveals Himself to us in Scripture.
          PRAYER: - Almighty, eternal God, who has taught us to know and confess in true faith that You are one eternal God in three Persons, all three alike in power and majesty, and to worship You as such, I pray You, keep Your Christian Church steadfast in such faith at all times against all adversities: You who live and reign from everlasting to everlasting. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 9, 2022     2:18 pm