Paul the apostle told the people in Rome, “God has concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all”, and in chapter eleven and verse thirty-three of Romans, Paul told his believing readers about, “the wisdom and knowledge of God” where we read:
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
The verse begins, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! ” Paul began with the words, “O the depth” which means “oh the extremely deep” “of the riches” which refers to “pertaining to the wealth, abundance of external possessions, fullness and plenitude” “both” which means“even, also and indeed” “of the wisdom” or “pertaining to the broad and full intelligence and skill in the management of affairs” “and knowledge” which refers to “the general intelligence and understanding” “of God” which refers to “the Godhead bodily and trinity which is comprised of God the Father, Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit”. Paul exalted the “depth” of God’s “full intelligence, skill in management and understanding”.
The verse goes on to say, “how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”. Paul continued with the words, “how unsearchable” or “inscrutable and not able to be searched out” “are his judgments” which means “are God’s decrees, sentences and judicial decisions”, “and his ways” or “God’s course of conduct, manner of thinking, feeling and deciding” “past finding out” which means “beyond the ability to search for or be comprehended”. Paul declared God’s “judgments” and “ways” beyond the ability for people to discover or “comprehend”.
When we meditate upon these words of Paul, we see his excitement to unveil the magnitude of God’s “ways” and “judgments”. God’s “wisdom” goes beyond the ability to “understand”, and His “knowledge” is “past” “comprehension”. God is sovereign, and His decision to offer “salvation” to both Jew and Gentile is beyond “understanding”, and the fact that He employed Israel to bring forth His Son and Messiah Jesus, and later offered Him to the “Gentiles” goes far beyond man’s “wisdom and knowledge”. God desires for every person to be “saved” from the wrath to come, and when they put their “faith and trust” in Jesus Christ His Son, they shall inherit not only His “mercy” for their sins, but also the promise of “everlasting life”. No one else could offer such a wonderful plan for mankind, and only the “riches and knowledge” of God could supply it.
Next time Paul asks his believing readers in Rome, “who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?”, so read ahead, and we shall join together then.
Until tomorrow…there is more…
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