Unlimited: The Depth of the Riches
Jun 16, 2023 402
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! (Romans 11:33a).
Paul has finished explaining how the Gospel works, and he has ended the first part of his epistle to the church in Rome.
As Paul contemplates the universal scope of the salvation that God has provided, and the astonishing way in which God has chosen to save both Jews and Gentiles through Christ, he breaks out into a hymn of praise, called a doxology.
Knowledge is knowing what is. Wisdom is knowing what to do with it. Some people have some knowledge. A few people have a little wisdom. But God has both.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
Not only does God have both knowledge and wisdom, but he has these in a depth unknowable to the human mind. The prophet Isaiah said,
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom (Isa. 40:28.)
The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church,
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate (1 Cor. 1:18–19.)
Human intelligence and wisdom can only support us so far in our understanding of God and the salvation he has provided. The Gospel of Christ crucified for our sins is simple but of eternal depth. What are some aspects of this that you don’t understand? Just be humble about it and accept it!