Devotional: Colossians 1:3-8


  • Ephesians 2:8-10
    • (Eph 2:8 ESV) For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
    • (Eph 2:9 ESV) not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
    • (Eph 2:10 ESV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


One of the harder things to wrap our minds around is the trinity. That God is three persons, yet one entity.  Three in one God alone.  How that can be is beyond our ability to reproduce and nothing else that we know can really compare.  Sure, we can make comparisons to the three states of water of the three parts of an egg… but those cannot fully explain the ability of God to be three persons in on God all at the same time throughout all of time and space forever.


The trinity is made up of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and The Holy Spirit.  All of these have co-existed together for all eternity.  All of these are fully sovereign and completely God.  Yet each of the three interact with creation in a unique way.


God the Father has eternally existed in the past and will eternally exist forever in the future.  He is the sovereign creator and supreme ruler of everything.  He is unchanging, omnipresent,  omnipotent, omniscient and entirely holy in every capacity.


Jesus is the physical manifestation of the Godhead that came to the earth, died for our redemption, and returned to heaven in a resurrected body.  He will one day return to rule the restored creation.


The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God.  He inspired men to write the Scriptures and enables us to understand them.  The Holy Spirit convicts the people of God of their sin, calls them to salvation, transforms their lives according to the will of God, equips them for service, and preserves them for eternity. 


How do you see each of these members described in Ephesians 2:8-10?


How has the concept of the trinity become more real to you as your faith has matured?



God – Triune – Trinity

The one, true God exists as three coequal persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and The Holy Spirit that together are one in essence as the one, true God.  The triune Godhead has eternally existed in the past as three in one and will continue forever into eternity ahead. It was by the will of the Father, through the work of the Son, and with the seal of the Holy Spirit that we live and move and have our being. As His people created by God and sanctified for God we worship the one, true God through living lives of devotion to Him.

Eph 1:3-14;Deu 6:4; Isa 45:5; 1 Cor 8:4; Mat 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14; Mat 3:16-17; Gen 1:26; Gen 3:33; Gen 11:5-7; Isa 6:8; Mat 28:19; Joh 15:26-27; 2 Cor 13:14; Heb 9:13-24; 1 Jn 4:2; Jud 1:20-21