Bible and Theology
God's Ways Are Unsearchable
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jun 13, 2019

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Read Romans 11:33-36.

God has revealed Himself through the Lord Jesus Christ. By the revelation of His Son and the provision of His Word, we can know with certainty that God saves and redeems us and empowers us to obey Him. 

In God's unfathomable wisdom, He loves sinners like us.

At the same time, God has not revealed everything about Himself. In our fallen state, we couldn't handle it if He did. Therefore, as long as we live in these mortal bodies, we must remain humble. We must let God be God. But many are doing the exact opposite—working as hard as they can to humanize God and deify man.

The apostle Paul wrote Romans to remind us to stand in awe of God and His indescribable riches, wisdom, and knowledge. In God's unfathomable wisdom, He loves sinners like us. He died for sinners like us, making it possible for us to be forgiven completely. Remembering such things helps us bow to Him in both our joys and sorrows—reminding ourselves that He is God, He is in control, and we are not.

In the first eleven chapters of the epistle to the Romans, Paul has been climbing step by step up the mountain of salvation. Then he finally comes to the summit in Romans 11:33, and he can only exclaim, "God's ways are unsearchable!" The Truth of these words causes me to tremble in wonder. Therefore, in difficult times and in good times, I humble myself and say, "You are God."

Prayer: God, forgive me for having too small a vision of who You are. You are unsearchable, infinite, transcendent. May I bow before You in adoration every day, for You are God. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. 

"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?'" (Romans 11:33-34).