The Father’s generosity towards the Son is described as the lavish riches of His grace. The riches/wealth/substance/weightiness/glory of the Father is an overflowing profligacy, an out-going being towards the Son. But, more than this, the overflow towards the Son has the church in view. Even before the foundation of the world, the church is foreknown as internal to the love that God is. The other-centredness of the trinity is not a holy huddle exclusive of us. The triune God refuses to be God without us.I love this Trinitarian clarity. A warm, relational approach that draws all attention to the Son.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Triune God refuses to be God without us
Glen Scrivener continues to explore glory by love (part 5):