Thursday, May 5, 2011

Romans Ch 11 - Doxology

This Chapter really focuses on details of Israel, God's chosen people, turning their backs on God, thereby opening the doors for the Gentiles to come to God. Praise the Lord! It was in His plan to make a way for all of us to come to Him! I love all the verses about the grafting of the wild olive branches into the tree - but God will always graft back on the original branches - the Israelites - as soon as they turn back to Him. I don't think I ever give much thought to how much God loves His people - the Israelites - and how sad it must make Him that they don't recognize His Son as the one He promised.

V6 - "And if by grace, then it is no longer by works. If it were, grace would no longer be grace". We are saved by GRACE. Grace alone! We could never earn what God has given us - again, awesome verses to remember for ourselves when we fall, but also for the new Christian. We can never be "good" enough to come to Him.

I really love the Doxology at the end of this chapter.

"Oh, the depth of the riches and 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"

Our God is SO big - his paths beyond tracing out.

I am so filled this morning. It is amazing me what getting up and spending this time with the Lord does for my heart.

Enjoy your day :):)

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