The Doctrine of the Trinity Is Tough To Understand
Case 4: Trinity
How should learning about God as a Trinity cause me to feel?
I should feel humbled to think that God is great and mysterious beyond my understanding! I should rejoice in Him for Who He is. 2 Samuel 7:22 – Therefore You are great, O Lord GOD. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
This Truth Makes
We should be humble before the Trinity. Someone once asked Daniel Webster, “How can a man of your mental caliber believe that three equals one?” Webster replied, “I do not pretend fully to understand the arithmetic of heaven now.”
The Trinity is not like this: 1 + 1 + 1 = 3
The Trinity is more like this: 1 x 1 x 1 = 1
Webster’s response showed humility. We are the creatures, and God is our Creator. We believe the doctrine of the Trinity – not because we understand it, but – because the Bible teaches it, and because the Spirit of God convinces us of its truth.