“God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit” (Rom. 8:3-4).
Christianity is unique among all the world’s religions. Many features contribute to its remarkability, but one major distinctive of Christianity is the basic nature and function of God. Only in biblical Christianity is God both transcendent and personal, other and relatable, holy and approachable. The biblical God is triune (three in one); He is Father, Son, and Spirit. Each person of the Trinity is God, and yet there is no confusion nor separation of these distinct persons.
This unique feature of Christianity is not academic or theoretical only. The plan, work, and application of salvation itself is an expression of the triune God of holy Scripture. God the Father sent His Son to scandalously beloved sinners, God the Son lived and died and rose again for those sinners, and God the Spirit brings life to those dead sinners and indwells them forever.
The life God gives is effective, it is eternal, and it is assuring like no other. Christians can rest in the life God gives, for He has planned and performed everything with divine precision and loving care.
May this God – the triune and purposefully loving God – grant us grace to worship and adore Him with the life He brought to unworthy sinners like us.