But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'”
As we looked at the role of each person of the Trinity, I compare them to the mechanics in the repair shop. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit each have specific roles in the restoration process. And just as a mechanic would use tools to restore a wrecked vehicle, so the persons of the Trinity use tools to restore individuals to the original image of God.
The first tool that comes to my mind is the Word of God. Jesus taught the Word of God was more important to Him than His very food (Mt 4.4). He uses God’s Word to sanctify his disciples and change their lives (Jn 17.6,8,17). He saw the Word of God as such a critical factor in the restoration process that He didn’t speak his own words but only the words the Father (Jn 12.49).
When it comes to original design, the Word of God facilitates transformation at the deepest levels. His Word can reveal our deepest motives and intentions (Heb 4.12). It guides and leads us on the path of God’s desire for our lives (Ps 119.105).The Father designed us to do good works (Eph 2.10). The word of God repairs us in such a way we are able to perform good works (2 Tim 3.16-17).
The word of God is the mind of God. In order for us to fully understand who God is and become like Him, we must be saturated with His Word (Deut 6.5-9). And it is not enough to simply know the Word of God. We must be actively applying it in our day-to-day lives (Jm 1.22). The Bible is far from just ink and paper. Aside from the Trinity itself, the Word of God is our best hope to achieving complete restoration.
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