“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.” Romans 11:33-36
Praise God for His plan and the progress of His plan. As I get older I have more questions than I have answers. At one time I felt that I had it all together, then God changed things. I have learned that all I have to do is trust in God and allow Him to guilde my life. “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:33-34) Why should we worry about anything, God has everything in control? I don’t have the wisdom and knowledge to have anything in control. I owe God everything. You can try all you want but you will never make God a debtor to you. You cannot out give God. He will never need to repay a debt to anyone.
It is amazing that Paul stops shortly after finishing his radiant expose of where the Jews fit into God’s salvation plan to praise God for who he is. Taking a moment to reflect and think through how this plan has unfolded since the beginning of time warrants a thankful heart toward God. Nothing in all of creation has ever caught God off guard because his judgments and unfathomable wisdom have proved to be perfect in all things.
What a fabulous God we serve; so amazing, so complete and so loving. No wonder Paul started to praise God after writing this wonderful word and remembering all of the magnificent things he has done bringing mankind back to Himself. To God be the Glory!
“For, “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16)