Knowing that Our Triune God Created Everything

God, in all three persons, created everything. Anything that exists owes existence to God.

  • The Lord alone made all things (Isaiah 44:24)
  • There is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things (1 Cor 8:6)
  • All the hosts of heaven made by the word and by the breath [Spirit] of His mouth. (Psalm 33:6)

These passages show us that God, in all three persons, made physical stuff AND spiritual beings.

We also know that God didn’t have to do this. He wasn’t forced by necessity or something lacking in the Godhead. He freely decided to do this and shared his nature through that creation.

  • Man and Woman are a picture of God (Gen 1:26-27)
  • The stars declare God’s glory (Psalm 19:1-6)
  • Creation reveals God’s invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity (Rom 1:20)

Go outside on a clear dark night. Or Stand on a high mountain and look out. Or look down while your plane is taking off. Revel in the wonder of God’s creation!

Holy, holy, holy: Lord God Almighty! All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea. Holy, holy, holy: Merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity


Knowing that God, In All Three Persons, Is Sovereign

Some people think that because God doesn’t need anything, because he is very smart, very good, very kind, and very strong that he gets to be sovereign, or in charge. But God isn’t in charge because of those things. God is in charge because He is God! God has the right to freely do whatever He wants over what He made.

  • Whatever the LORD pleases to do, he does it! (Psalm 135:6)

This absolute right belongs to all three persons of the one triune Godhead.

  • Our God in the heavens does whatever he wants. (Psalm 115:3)
  • The Lamb of God is lord of lords and kings of kings (Rev. 17:14 )
  • The Spirit sovereignly decides the gifts for individuals (1 Cor. 12:11)

The fact that God, in all three persons, is all good, all loving, all knowing, all powerful, and all wise, just means that he is always able to perfectly act on his rights: nothing can stop him.

  • God has planned it, so it will be: who can turn his hand back? No one. (Isa. 14:24–27)
  • God causes all things to work together for good for those who love (Rom. 8:28)

This is fantastic news. God never loses control. God, in all three persons, is truly in charge, even when things are bad and horribly sad. If God is behind a ministry or giftedness, He is able to make that ministry fruitful in his own way! As the hymn in Christ Alone says:

No guilt in life, no fear in death: this is the power of Christ in me 

From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny 

No power of hell, no scheme of man can ever pluck me from His hand !

Till He returns or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

In Christ Alone

Knowing that Our Triune God is All Powerful

God, in all three persons, is omnipotent: that means all-powerful. What the Father thinks is spoken by the Son and the Holy Spirit makes it happen. Look at how this works in God’s creation (Gen 1:1-3; Psalm 33:6)

  • God exists by Himself without needing anything else.
  • The Spirit of God moved over the deep waters
  • God said: “Let there be Light”, His word made the heavens and God’s breath made the stars exist
  • And just like that, there was Light! Something that didn’t exist before suddenly appeared out of nowhere!

The Bible says that everything is held together by Christ’s powerful word (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus only used His power when the Father wanted Him to, but He always had those powers because He is divine (Phil 2:4; John 14:31).

But that doesn’t mean God can do absolutely anything. For example, God, with all His power, can’t change who He is (James 1:17). He can’t make Himself lie or make Jesus lie (Hebrews 6:18). He also can’t stop being God (Psalm 90:2). So, God is all-powerful, but He can only do things that make sense with His nature. That means He can’t create rocks that are too heavy for Him to lift or make shapes that don’t exist like square circles.

We worship an all-powerful triune God who is eternally true to Himself!


Knowing that Our Triune God is Wise

It is one thing to know everything. It is quite another to know what to do with knowledge. It is infinitely better to know what the right thing is to do with any given knowledge. This is called being wise. Our God, in all three persons, is wise. This is what Scripture says:

  • God is the only one who is completely and all-encompassing wise (Romans 16:27)

God’s wisdom is seen in all three persons as He rightly acts to save people.

  • God is the only wise god in that he is our savior (Jude 1:25)
  • Christ Himself is the power and wisdom of God in that he died for us(1 Cor 1:24, 30)
  • The Holy Spirit is the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that the church grows to the full stature of Christ the head (Eph 1:17; Col 1:19)

We can only know true wisdom by going to the Lord Himself and therefore equip each other with that wisdom:

  • In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom (Col 2:3)
  • Teaching one another in all wisdom (Col. 3:16)

Much more can be said than has been said but take comfort in knowing that our God uses his knowledge to do the absolute right thing for His glory and for the good of His people.


Knowing that Our Triune God Knows Everything

The Bible teaches that God, in all three persons, knows everything. Nothing exists outside of his knowledge. Nothing is fuzzy for God. He knows everything that is, was, and will be.

  • God knows everything of old (Isaiah 46:9-10)
  • God is greater than our internal selves; He KNOWS everything! (1 John 3:20)
  • God knows our words BEFORE we speak them (Psalm 139:4)

Indeed, every person of the trinity knows everything.

  • The Father knows us down to our smallest details (Matthew 10:29-30)
  • The Son knows everyone’s hearts (Acts 1:24) and thoughts (Luke 6:8)
  • The Spirit knows everything that God knows! (1 Corinthians 2:10–12)

Our triune God even knows what would have happened if people were in different situations or made different choices!

  • God knew people would betray David if David decided to stay where he was—so David left! (1 Sam 23:11-13)
  • Jesus knew that the people of Sodom would have repented if they saw the miracles Jesus had done (Matthew 11:21)

Rejoice! God is never taken by surprise! Not at our world, our situations, our in-actions, our emotions, or our choices if things were different. Our Triune God knows it all!