Overwhelmed by God
Today’s reading: Romans 11:11-15:13
My selection: Romans 11:33-36
33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
34 “ For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”
35 “ Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”
36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
My reflections: Paul is overwhelmed by who God is. Words fail. God’s resources are deep. He has all things in the universe at His disposal. God’s wisdom is without limit. He knows how to make all things work together for good. God’s knowledge is infinite. He not only knows what has happened, is happening, and will happen in time and space, He has decreed all that happens. He controls all things.
No one knows what God knows. No one can inform Him of anything. No one can give Him anything that He needs or lacks. God is not indebted to anyone. He is not dependent on anyone or anything.
He is the ultimate end of all things. He deserves all glory. Always.
My challenge: Although we do not know all that God knows, He has chosen to reveal truth to us, not exhaustively but, as fully as we need to know. Make it your goal to know well the truth about God that He has revealed to us both in general revelation (Psalm 19:1-6; Romans 1:18) and special revelation (Psalm 19:7-14; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:14-17).
Tomorrow’s reading: Romans 15:14-1 Corinthians 2:5