“It is rashness to search, godliness to believe, safeness to preach, and eternal blessedness to know the Trinity.” –Thomas Adams
Our eternal blessedness is in knowing the Trinity. We mentally acknowledge what the psalmist knew experientially when he cried, “As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.” (Psalm 17:15) David understood that wicked men “close their hearts to pity” while the cry of the believer is, “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” (17:8-10) David’s desire was for communion with God. He hungered for fellowship not just with other believers but with God himself.
The good news for David and for believers today is that God desires to have fellowship with us. Moreover, God in the three persons of the Trinity longs for us to be intimately acquainted with him. The apostle John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, declared the reality of this relationship in his first epistle, “and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3) It is the great privilege of every believer to have fellowship with the Father. This communion with God comes to us like a calling or a sacred vocation. It comes to us from God as the apostle Paul noted, “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Cor. 1:9) This communion also includes the third person of the Trinity, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14) Every believer has the right, the privilege, and opportunity to have fellowship with all three Persons of the Godhead.
So how does the Christian enjoy this promised fellowship? The Puritan divine, John Owen answers, “Faith, love, trust, joy and all other spiritual graces are the means by which the soul has communion with God. These graces are drawn from the soul by prayers and praises which God has appointed for his worship.” (John Owen, Communion with God, 5) Now that some of the facts of fellowship have been set before you, the question arises, “Are you hungering for fellowship with God?” If you are, then join David in his confident declaration, “I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God.” (v.6) Have a blessed week and, Lord willing, we will see you on Sunday.
Love in Christ,