How do you think of God? What’s your image of him? Many people assume they know who God is, and what the Bible teaches, when in reality they would be astonished if they knew how the Bible really presents God.
Did you know, for example, that God is perfectly and magnificently happy? Did you know that he longs to share that happiness with you? Thomas Watson saw this clearly. He was a minister in England in the 1600s. He understood that God himself is gloriously happy. He is one God in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and although it's not easy to understand how God is simultaneously one-in-three and three-in-one, it’s important because it helps us to understand the happiness of God. Happiness is rooted in love, and since God has always existed as Father and Son and Holy Spirit, love has always been at the heart of who he is. The three persons in God have always shared perfect unity and perfect love, and known perfect happiness in this.
The astonishing teaching of the Bible is that this God wants to invite us to enter into this joy that he has always known. In that sense the greatest goodness in the good news of the Bible is that, through Jesus, God gives himself to us. He makes it possible for us to live in fellowship with him. And what we must understand is that there is no greater joy than this. Watson saw this, which is why he said that “God is an infinite inexhaustible fountain of joy.” Those who trust in him find fullness of life now, and ever-renewing fullness of life for all eternity. Watson spoke of this too, and said of God that "Fresh joys spring continually from his face; and he is as much to be desired after millions of years by glorified souls as at the first moment."
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