Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 22: Oh, the Depths!

Today's Reading: Romans 11:1-32

What might make you uncomfortable:

In the midst of understanding theological tension, we are called to pause, worship, and reflect upon the goodness of God.

Today's Devotional:

Romans is a pretty heavy doctrinal text. Paul lays out explanations for salvation by grace, the role of Israel, the nature of judgment, etc...

In the midst of discovering new insights about God it is important that we also take time to nurture our simple relationship with God through prayer.

Today, Paul writes:

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
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?”

For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Paul, in writing about God, was so overcome with God's goodness that he had to speak TO God. Today, too, we want to develop our personal relationship with God, rather than simply learning His principles.

Today's devotional is about application. Read below.


Read today's passage, out-loud, three times. Do it in a private place, where you can pray and reflect on God's nature. After reading the passage, begin to pray and start to share your own heart with God.

Just as Paul paused to pray, this morning we pause as well.

Oh, the depths!

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