Devotional: Doctrines: The Trinity

Reflection: Ephesians 1:3-14

God the Father

  • (Eph 1:3 ESV)  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
  • (Eph 1:4 ESV)  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
  • (Eph 1:5 ESV)  he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
  • (Eph 1:6 ESV)  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

God the Son (The Beloved, Jesus)

  • (Eph 1:7 ESV)  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
  • (Eph 1:8 ESV)  which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
  • (Eph 1:9 ESV)  making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
  • (Eph 1:10 ESV)  as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
  • (Eph 1:11 ESV)  In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
  • (Eph 1:12 ESV)  so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

God the Spirit

  • (Eph 1:13 ESV)  In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
  • (Eph 1:14 ESV)  who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.


Just prayerfully read through those verses thinking about all the mentions of a person of the trinity and the work they have done.


How does the term “God the Father” reflect in your mind?


How does the term “Jesus the Son” reflect in your mind?


How does the term “The Holy Spirit” reflect in your mind?


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