The Living God who we worship is a Trinity—a Loving Union of Three. And all three persons in the Godhead are referred to as the Lord at different points in the Bible. The Father is Lord, the Son is Lord, and the Spirit is Lord. However, a big burden in the Bible is placed on the fact that Jesus—the Son—is Lord…
Which is why we make a point of referring to him as The Lord Jesus Christ, and why Paul makes a point of saying “Jesus is Lord” in Philippians 2, Romans 10 and 1 Corinthians 12. We have Thomas calling Jesus his Lord and his God in John 20. Peter says the same thing in Acts 10. So, that’s really important.
To which someone may say, “Fine, Jesus is Lord, but if the Father is Lord, and the Spirit is Lord too, then shouldn’t we focus on them too?”
Well, the fascinating answer to that question is that the best way for us to give glory to the Father and to the Spirit is by focussing on the Son. Phillip asks a very similar question in John 14, you might remember, he says “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” But Jesus replies to him by saying “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?”
So, what the whole Bible shows us then, is that the best way for us to get to know the Living God—Father, Son, Holy Spirit—is through Jesus, the Son. As Paul puts it in 2 Corinthians 4:6, ‘The Light of the knowledge of the Glory of God [the Father, is found] in the face of Jesus Christ.’
Making Much of Christ is the way we constantly put it in AP, and we make much of Christ, because that’s the best way to make much of God.
If you’re in any doubt, just look at what God the Father himself does, The Father makes much of Christ. We’re told in several places in the Gospel of John of the love of the Father towards the Son:
John 3:35— ‘The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.’
John 5:20— ‘The Father loves the Son and shows him all he does.’
John 17:24— “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”
So, let’s imitate God the Father and Make Much of the Lord Jesus Christ.