February 24, 2021

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Romans 11:33 (New King James Version)
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

PASTOR’S COMMENTARY

The statement in this passage came after Paul ended his discussion on the revelation of God’s righteousness in His sovereign choice. Paul then excitingly burst into a doxology of praise to God. God's plan for the salvation of all people demonstrates God’s infinite knowledge and His ability to use it.

God has revealed some of His wisdom through the creation and His constant care and involvement in the affairs of man. But it is humanly impossible to even scratch the surface of His knowledge. Things such as science, technology, or intelligence cannot determine His ways.

One of the theological terms attributed to God is “omniscient,” which means God is “all-wise.”  It implies that there is no wisdom apart from God. Since this is true, isn’t it amazing that during these difficult times that God, and the Scriptures, which speak of Him, have been pushed in the background by our nation's leaders?

We hear pleas for people to wear masks, practice social distance, and now get vaccinated, but there has not been a call for National prayer. We are asked to obey the CDC’s guidelines, but we have not been asked to obey God’s Word to pray without ceasing.

What the Apostle Paul said in chapter one can be applied to us today… “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”