It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity.Other subjects we can compass and grapple with; in them we feel a kind of self-content, and go our way with the thought, “Behold I am wise.” But when we come to this master-science, finding that our plumb-line cannot sound its depth, and that our eagle eye cannot see its height, we turn away with the thought, that vain man would be wise, but he is like a wild ass’s colt; and with the solemn exclamation, “I am but of yesterday, and know nothing.” No subject of contemplation will tend more to humble the mind, than thoughts of God.As have many other preachers and teachers, Spurgeon reminds us that the great and central question of Christianity is this: “Who is God?
As the self-revelation of God, Jesus is the focal point of our knowledge of God’s nature.
Jesus, who takes us to the Father and sends us the Spirit, teaches us to ask, “Who is God?
,” then bids us look to him for the definitive answer.
Throughout history, many great thinkers pondered the question, “Who is God?
” Unfortunately, they often did not make Jesus the center of their investigations.
Working from the central revelation of God in Jesus Christ, the doctrine of the Trinity was developed to answer the false reasoning and heretical ideas about God that had infiltrated the church in its first three centuries.
Though the Trinity doctrine doesn’t answer all questions about God’s nature, it helps us focus on who God is without wandering away from sound doctrine.
A cranky being who wants to dish out “justice” on you? Charles Haddon Spurgeon was England’s best-known preacher for most of the second half of the 19th century.
In a sermon he gave when he was only 20, Spurgeon declared that the proper study for a Christian is the Godhead.