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Romans 11:33: Oh, The Depths Of The Riches And Wisdom And Knowledge Of God!

Romans 11:33
[33] Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! (ESV)

There is something special that happens when we meditate on the character and nature of our God. The Apostle Paul demonstrates this truth for us here in verse 33. After he has spent considerable time describing for us how God has a plan of redemption for both Jews and Gentiles he bursts into praise of our wonderful God.

Before looking more carefully at this praise that Paul lifts up to the Lord I invite you to pause for a moment. What do you do when you read a passage of Scripture that speaks of the character and nature of God? What do you do when you hear a hymn that speaks of who God is? Does your heart explode with praise for your awesome Lord? It would be a proper response.

Have you considered the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God? Man is always searching for knowledge. Sadly, man tends to look for knowledge in all the wrong places. If we are truly going to find wisdom and knowledge we should go to the source. If what we claim is knowledge does not give God the glory it is insufficient knowledge.

Paul says that God's judgments are unsearchable. The point of this statement is that God is so far above us when it comes to his wisdom that we cannot fully comprehend him. Isaiah 55:9 says,  "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Take a moment and praise the Lord! We have the source of all wisdom and knowledge. It is found in God. Give him glory. He is worthy.