33 God’s riches, wisdom, and knowledge are so deep! They are as mysterious as his judgments, and they are as hard to track as his paths! 34 Who has known the Lord’s mind? Or who has been his mentor? 35 Or who has given him a gift and has been paid back by him? 36 All things are from him and through him and for him.
May the glory be to him forever. Amen. Romans 11:33-36 CEB
This passage from Paul’s letter shows both poetic qualities as well as hymn-like qualities. He speaks of three attributes of God – His knowledge, His wisdom and the depth of His richness in grace and mercy to us all. In this section, he quotes wise words spoken by both Job and Isaiah. All of what God is all about is certainly beyond our human ability to fully grasp. The answer to both v.34 and 35, of course, is no one, because “ All things are from Him and through Him and for Him” ( v.36 ). This is indeed a great statement of praise and worship !
Let us pray together – All Knowing and Ever Present God , we worship and adore You. All things in our world are here because of You, and they are here for You, as a testament to Your greatness and power. All Powerful One, we lift our voices in praise to You !! Help us, LORD, we pay, to learn more of Your desires , what Your divine will is for us all. Help bring healing to a fractured, hurting world that is in need of Your solace, Your compassion, the “peace that passes all understanding” – indeed, it is through Christ our Savior we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie