Week of March 3 - Day 5

Day 5 Read: Romans 11:33-36

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. 

Reflect: Why do you think Paul concludes his teaching on God’s plan among the Jews and Gentiles by acknowledging the perfect wisdom, knowledge, and glory of God? Why might it be important for us to recognize these attributes of God as we seek to share the gospel with others?

Consider: see Job 35:7; 41:11. These questions, it will thus be seen, are just quotations from the Old Testament, as if to show how familiar to God’s ancient people was the great truth which the apostle himself had just uttered, that God’s plans and methods in the dispensation of His Grace have a reach of comprehension and wisdom stamped upon them which finite mortals cannot fathom, much less could ever have imagined, before they were disclosed.5

Respond: What can you learn from Paul’s evangelistic fervor? Who in your life do you long for God to save? How can you express your desire to God and to that person?

5 Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, vol. 2 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997), 251.