- Eric Kampmann
Through All and In All
See Proverbs 8:32–36
Scripture tells us that the Wisdom of God, the Word of God, and the Spirit of God are different aspects of the same God. In Proverbs 8, Wisdom, speaking through the words of Solomon, says, “I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep . . . and when he marked out the foundations of the earth” (Proverbs 8:27–29).
The gospel of John begins with the Word: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning” (John 1:1–2). And the second verse of Genesis introduces the Holy Spirit as the central agent in the creation of the world: “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Genesis 1:2).
All three, the Wisdom of God, the Word of God, and the Spirit of God, come together in the person of Jesus Christ. We are told that the young Jesus “grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). The Gospel of John opens by stating, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). And Mark tells us the Spirit of God descended on him like a dove (Mark 1:10). We are told that when we proclaim the Lordship of Jesus, we affirm the oneness of God. We affirm that He has in Himself the wisdom, Word, and Spirit of God. Jesus is our Lord and our Savior.
—Eric Kampmann, Signposts