Which God? The Answer Truly Matters!
Triune God, thank You for giving me Your Gospel Word for instruction, edification, and salvation. Send Your blessing upon the proclamation and hearing of Your Word today. Increase my saving knowledge of You so that day by day I am strengthened in the truth and remain faithful to it. Enable me to overcome all the temptations of Satan, my flesh, and the world around me. Amen.
There is only one true, living, and everlasting God. Anything and anyone else that is loved as God is an idol. Through His prophet, the Triune God reveals the foolishness of idols—not just images, but everything upon which we might rely more than God, or which would have a greater place in our hearts and love than the true God.
The Triune God is the God of our Salvation. The Father purposed to save sinners and sent His Son to redeem us. The Son has abolished sin and death by rising victoriously from the dead after sacrificing His innocent life to pay for our sins. Our faith in this Savior and the preservation of faith is the work of the Holy Spirit. Paul praises the Triune God for this tremendous gift of grace. Let us praise Him too!