Today’s passage: Romans 11:33-36
- The last three chapters in the book of Romans are some of the hardest in the Bible to wrap our heads around. Great job working through them and being willing to wrestle with these matters!
- These final verses in chapter 11 remind us of God’s place in everything. We are His creation and He alone is worthy of all glory!
- The right response to all of the knowledge and understanding obtained from the first eleven chapters in Romans would not be pride. Our natural response to gaining knowledge that others do not have is to want more and to see ourselves as “above” others.
- The right response to all the things we have learned is humility. We see ourselves as even smaller than we thought we were…and see God as even bigger than we thought He was. And we rest in that truth.
Questions to consider:
- What are the ways that Paul declares God to be superior to us? How much superior? Can we even figure out how much bigger and wiser God is than us?
- How does our inability to repay God for all He has done give Him still greater glory? Why would our inability to repay be hard to accept for some (Think…even when we do righteous things after our salvation, those acts are also a result of His grace)? Why/How does the increase of our understanding and appreciation of His glory give us greater joy?
- Can you, with the Apostle Paul, say, “Amen” to all of these truths? Are you resting in God’s complete sovereignty? Have you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation? How does agreeing that all things are from, through, and to God allow you to simply rest with a thankful, “Amen”?