At times in Scripture we are given unique glimpses into the workings of the Godhead – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In John 5:18-19, Jesus told the Jews that God was His Father and He “can do nothing of His own accord, but only what He sees the Father doing.” What an amazing look into the interdependence of the Trinity.
Going back to the verses we looked at yesterday, we see the dependence of the Spirit on Jesus for what He says to us. “When the Spirit of truth comes…He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” (16:13–14). THAT IS GLORIOUS!
How should this unity impact the way we think, live and work? Is this just some idea in Scripture that is nice to read, but has no affect on us? I have never heard, in my memory, any preacher speak on this subject, but I believe it is crucial for us to consider.
Since this unity exists between Divine Persons, should that be the model for the Church who has the Spirit of God living in them? My answer is an absolute YES! No wonder Paul urges the church at Ephesus to be “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). This is not an instruction that is optional because it represents what God is!
How would this principle change your attitude toward the authority that has come to us through the Word of God? How would this divine example change our relationships in the Church? You must answer these questions for yourself.
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