2 Cor.13:14 – The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

There is a beauty and distinct humility as we take notice of the intricate and beautiful interaction of the members of the trinity. Each has His distinct role to accomplish and work together in harmony and submission to the roles of the others. There is a lot we can learn in our observations of the members of the godhead and their submission to one another as they harmonize in their implementation of their plan of redemption.

For example, too often we tend to be content to be acknowledged and to take credit for things that are not really about us at all. I think social media tends to expose some of the more narcissistic characteristics in all of us. What do I mean by this? Social media gives everyone the microphone. Anyone can be their own authority on anything or everything, especially in spiritual arenas. Looking at the trinity each member has His own role to perform and respects and honors the other members in humility and submission. The Father leads and establishes vision, Jesus serves as Creator and Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit brings new birth and lives inside of us. They work together in harmony for the work of redemption and the glory of God. Here is how Jonathan Edwards describes this.

“Not only is each person of the Trinity concerned [in our redemption], but each person has his distinct part and, as it were, sustains a distinct character and charge in that affair. . . . All the difference between the Father and the other persons as to this matter is that the other two act as under another in what they do. But the Father acts as first and head of all. But yet each one may be said in some sort to sustain a distinct office. Each one has a distinct part to act, [and] stands in a distinct place and capacity, and sustains a distinct character in the affair of man’s redemption, and has a distinct care and work that more especially belongs to him rather than to either of the other persons.”

As we yield ourselves to God’s plan of redemption a beautiful world opens in front of us. We have been called out of darkness to display His glory in unique and individual ways. We may or may not have the mic, but knowing our role brings contentment and purpose. We can be hidden away in God and be totally satisfied that all the glory goes to Him. In the meantime I am overwhelmed with His joy.

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