This blog intends to promote the simple reading and explanation of Scripture. "Man shall not live by bread alone..." This means that there is more to living life than eating, working and sleeping. "but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God." God's word provides the nutrients we need to live a purposeful and obedient life. Verse for Today intends to feed this need.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Verse for Today - Romans 11:33-36 (Click for mini-blog)
"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable areHis judgments and His ways past finding out!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” “Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?”
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen."
I have probably said this before, but I would have to rate Romans 11:33-36 as some of my favorite verses. These verses find themselves at the conclusion of some of the hardest chapters of the Bible... those that deal explicitly with God's sovereignty in election and reprobation. These are things hard to understand... impossible to comprehend... and yet the very things that are revealed. How can God be Sovereign and men be responsible? It's a mystery, yet revealed truth. The same God that sovereignly knew and loved his own from eternity past, is the same one who commands all men everywhere to repent...that the Gospel should be preached to the ends of the earth.
These verses, perhaps as clear an any others, affirm that God is God and has the right and wisdom to do all that pleases. He is not subject to our perceptions or understanding. As human beings we are inherently limited in our scope and knowledge. The psalmist and prophets affirm that we are like the grass or flowers of the field... we spring up, we grow, we bloom... and then we fade. Not so with God. "His ways are past finding out."
After one thinks about these things, it's a good time to pray. Amen?