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Unsearchable Judgments

Anchor Devotional - 04.23.16


“…How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?”

Romans 11:33b-35

God is infinite. We are finite. Consequently, it is beyond our ability to fully comprehend Him. That is one of the great and wondrous mysteries of Scripture.

 

God’s dealing with Israel is one of the areas of Scripture that elicits significant difference of opinion. I have come to appreciate these differences because they underline the mystery of God’s truth. Some things are obviously clear; they produce agreement. Other things have left us debating through the centuries. I used to get worked up and feel a need to prove my position. But now I value the mysteries of God—they distinguish Him from us.

 

His judgments are unsearchable… we simply have to accept that we are not God. We must humbly bow before His infinite being and acknowledge that there are some things of which we cannot yet be sure. This should be cause for worship and awe, not cause for fashioning a new, unbiblical god that we can better understand. Worship the God whose ways are beyond your full comprehension. Any other god you make will not do.

Scripture Focus

Romans 11:25-36

Insight

I love what I know of God and rejoice in the fact that I will eternally have the joy of even more knowledge of God!

Read the Bible

  • Judges 9
  • Psalm 113
  • 1 Corinthians 3-4