Friday, July 1, 2016

Fri.-Sabbath, 7/1-3/16 Devotion

Wahoo—it is almost Sunday, the Lord's Day, the best day of the week! In or-der to help us get ready for church worship, here is Thomas Watson, from "A Body of Divinity":

"If there be one God subsisting in three Persons, then let us give equal rev-erence to all the Persons in the Trinity. There is not more or less in the Trinity; the Father is not more God than the Son and Holy Spirit. There is an order in the Godhead, but no degrees. One Person has not a majority or superemin-ence above another, therefore we must give equal worship to all the Persons. 'That all men should honor the Son even as they honou the Father,' (John 5:23). Adore Unity in Trinity.

"Obey all the Persons in the Blessed Trinity; for all of them are God. Obey God the Father. Christ Himself, as man, obeyed God the Father, (John 4:34), much more must we, (Deut. 27:10).

"Obey God the Son. 'Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,' (Psa. 2:12). Kiss Him with a kiss of obedience. Christ's commands are not grievous, (1 John 5:3). Whatever He commands is for our interest and benefit. Oh then kiss the Son! Why do the elders throw down their crowns at the feet of Christ, and fall down before the Lamb, (Rev. 4:10, 11)? To testify their subjection, and to profess their readiness to serve and obey Him.

"Obey God the Holy Spirit. Our souls are breathed into us by the glorious Spirit. 'The Spirit of God has made me,’ (Job 33:4). Our souls are adorned by the Blessed Spirit. Every grace is a divine spark lighted in the soul by the Holy Spirit. Nay, more, the Spirit of God sanctified Christ’s human nature; He united it with the divine, and fitted the man Christ to be our Mediator. Well then does this Third Person in the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, deserve to be obey-ed; for He is God, and this tribute of homage and obedience is due to Him from us."