GETTING THE MOST FROM GOD'S WORD:

"Do NOT labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting LIFE..." - The Gospel of John 6:27 (NKJV)
A systematic and daily reading of the Word of God is important in maintaining a strong Christian life. Establish a daily quiet time with God and His Word. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help you understand what you read. By following our daily Bible reading schedule through this blog, you will be able to read the Bible through in a year. Please note that you may utilize the ‘BIBLE READER’ app that is installed at the bottom of this webpage to assist you in reading the specified scripture portion for today.

To get the MOST from God's Word, please do the following intentionally:
1. REQUEST God to connect with you as you read the word of God with FOCUS and OPENNESS to see what God wants to speak with you.
2. READ the selected sections of Scripture slowly as you mark the words and phrases that intrigue you, even reading them the second time to get a better understanding.
3. REFLECT on what God is communicating to you; stopping long enough to let the seed of God's Word take root in your heart.
4. RESPOND to the passage speaking directly to God about what is in your heart, and then look out for ways to live out what you find - individually, and to others within your church and elsewhere.

As you read and meditate, ask yourself the following three questions:
a) What is God speaking to me through this passage?
b) Is there a command, a promise or a warning for me?
c) Is there an example for me to follow?

Please POST your comments below if there is a thought or message that the Lord has spoken to you through the passage that you are reading and meditating today. Please make sure that your post is aligned to the scripture passage mentioned at the header. All comments should pertain to the relevant scripture portions only, and should be aimed to glorify God (the true author of 'The Bible') & edify everyone who visits this blog site daily - both young and old. May God bless you abundantly for encouraging others through your comments!

Let's PRAY...
LORD, give me the desire to take a little time out of my busy schedule today as I read and meditate on Your Word. Give me this day MY DAILY BREAD. Speak to me clearly & lead me today as my Good Shepherd. Help me to be a blessing to others who interact with me as I attempt to be a living witness of Your Word today. In Your Name I pray, AMEN.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Can we truly COMPREHEND the infinite WISDOM of GOD?

Can we truly COMPREHEND the infinite WISDOM of GOD?

November 18 Bible Reading: Romans Chapters 10-12

“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33)

After reiterating the longest theological argument in the entire New Testament (spanning from Rom. 1:16 to 11:33), Apostle Paul reflects on the amazing wisdom and knowledge of God in His plan of salvation, as he bursts forth into a lavish and spontaneous praise of God. In the earlier chapters of this epistle, Paul had split the entire human race into two segments: Jew and Gentile. The promises of God came first to the Jews through Abraham and Moses, but they failed to receive those promises and finally crucified Jesus, who (unknown to them) was their long awaited Messiah. Due to this, God expanded His promises to the Gentiles through Peter and Paul. However, Israel will once again be restored to their fellowship with Jehovah God who will have mercy upon all - both Jew and Gentile! It was when Paul understood this wonderful plan of God that he praised God exuberantly!

God’s plan is so profound that it results in the good of all concerned and enhances His own glory. The human mind can never conceive the solution to the problem of how God could punish sin and still justly save the sinner. God’s wisdom has provided that solution. God’s decisions spring from logic that extends beyond human ability to comprehend. His decisions are unsearchable: they are too deep for mortal minds to fully understand. The ways in which He arranges creation, history, redemption, and providence are beyond our limited comprehension. God’s procedures are so complex that humans cannot discover them without the aid of divine revelation. God's judgments means His decrees or plans (Ps. 119:75), and God’s ways are the methods by which He carries these into effect. Ultimately, God is the originator, sustainer, and finisher of everything, and so He deserves all glory forever!

O the depth of the riches, and wisdom, and knowledge of God! God is rich in mercy, love, grace, faithfulness, power, and goodness, and His wisdom is infinite, unsearchable, incomparable, and invincible (Eph. 3:8). God’s wisdom directs all things to the best end; His knowledge sees that end. So unfathomable are the wisdom and knowledge of God that man can never descend to the bottom of that wisdom to search it out nor can he trace it through history, because it is beyond possibility to follow it completely. We cannot explain all the purposes and plans of God, but we can worship and praise Him for who He is!

Above all, we can only place our trust in our all-knowing God whose wisdom and knowledge is incomparable. God is with us always (Job 34:21); nothing is hidden from His sight (Heb. 4:13); He knows all our thoughts and words (1 Chron. 28:9) and He knows our future (Isa. 46:10). God knows everything (1 John 3:20) and He knows us intimately (Ps. 139:1-10) including our temptations, our worry and our sorrow. God’s purposes for today’s happenings may not be realized until tomorrow. Many times we may struggle with the reality that God knows what is best. As we rest upon His promises and continue to lovingly serve Him, God’s purposes will prove to be for our good and will ultimately result in His praise and glory!

So, can we truly comprehend the infinite wisdom of God? No, we cannot. However, the end result of us studying His Word (in order to understand His wisdom) should be worship and adoration towards God, and the end result of our worship should be our service to the God we love and admire so much. Let us trust in the infinite wisdom of God today knowing fully well that He will not withhold anything that is good from us: "For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!" (Ps. 84:11-12)

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