This is a verse that is familiar to Sunday School teachers because at some point we work with kids to memorize it. Some say this verse disproves the concept of the Trinity, but I don’t think it does. I still believe in the three in one – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Paul is addressing the question whether there’s more than one God because a pagan said there was. On behalf of Christians everywhere, he’s affirming that there is only one God, creator and ruler over the wide universe! The fact that he didn’t go on to say anything about the Trinity does not mean it doesn’t exist.
Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I, silent be? – Charles Spurgeon
When we praise the Lord, it’s the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. – John Piper
As we trust more in the faithfulness of God, we are better able to open our hearts to others. It’s amazing how much joy fills our lives as we put all our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s my hope and prayer that we all will believe in the blessed Trinity and lean fully on the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in our everyday lives. Remember – the more we praise the LORD in His presence, the more of His power we will see in our circumstances. He inhabits our praise and answers all our prayers. 🙂