My Take on Experiencing the Trinity (Chapter 1: He is Holy)

Hey there! This is a new series: My Take on Experiencing the Trinity by Joe Thorn. Basically, as I read each chapter, I’ll share what I learned and thought was really interesting – from my teen perspective! 

From the back cover:

What do you do when you’re at the end of your rope?

For Christians, there is only one simple yet profound answer: turn to the triune God. Born out of lessons learned during one of the most spiritually challenging periods of his life, Experiencing the Trinity by pastor Joe Thorn contains 50 down-to-earth meditations on God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Overflowing with scriptural truth, pastoral wisdom, and personal honesty, this book reflects on common experiences of doubt, fear, and temptation-pointing readers to the grace that God provides and the strength that he promises. 

My take:

The first little devotion (He is Holy) is really powerful.

It talks about God’s otherness – his sovereignty, his glory, his righteousness, his power, justice, and compassion.

“I mean an intense and transformative interaction with the Lord who dwells in unapproachable light-the kind of experience that drops you to your knees in the fear of God and moves you to confess your sins. Do you even remember the last time you said, “Woe is me”? Have you ever said it?” – Joe Thorn

When we see how holy and Other God is, we see how dirty, sinful we are. Isaac Watts says, “For such a worm as I”. Paul says, “I am the chief of sinners”.

The more incredible we see God as the more we see how low and sinful we are.

And the more we see God’s compassion and love and justice – all that the same time!

And I doubt anyone will ever really understand how holy God is and just how much he loves us at the same time.

 

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