The three ways in which God manifests Himself are forever united.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord

Deuteronomy 6:4

It’s hard to wrap the mind around but God is one God who has three personas, each one having His own mind yet each mind in perfect harmony with the others. He is one: not one cut into thirds, or three working as one, but one with three ways He personifies Himself.

The word “one” in Deuteronomy 6 is interesting. While we think of the word as a number, the word in the Hebrew is “Ekhawd” and can be translated as “united.”  In other words Moses says “The Lord our God is a united Lord.”

The Lord our Lord is united, which hints at His multi-faceted nature.

But it gets better, because after saying that Moses tells God’s people to love God with everything they have (“all your heart, soul, mind, etc”).


Because doing that unites US to God.  And when we don’t love Him with everything; when we love something else more, we sin…and sin DIVIDES us from God (Isaiah 59).

I may not understand the inner mechanics of God’s united nature, but I don’t need to. I’m told to love Him with all I’ve got and by doing so, I’ll be united with Him too.