This devotional blog is intended to share brief, scripture based thoughts that we can tuck into our hearts. The focus of the devotions is God's word, not my thoughts. Isaiah 55:11 is the basis for this blog:
"so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it."
Friday, January 30, 2015
The power of God in all of His mercy
“For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that
he may be merciful to all.
O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge
of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
‘For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?’
‘Or who has given a gift to him,
to receive a gift in return?’
For from him and through him and to him are all
things. To him be the glory forever. Amen.”Romans 11:33-36 (NRSV)
In the eleventh chapter of Romans, Paul writes
about the disobedience of the Jews and the Gentiles.The history of the Jewish nation includes
many periods of time where the people were disobedient and did not put God
first in their lives, yet God still used the Jewish society to bring the Christ
into the world.Paul writes that the
disobedience of Jews and Gentiles still requires the same grace from God.
This passage of scripture is very important for
all Christians today.In a world that
seeks knowledge and truth, we are caught up in the depths of our own knowledge
and understanding.Astrophysics is a
branch of science that studies the physical laws of outer space. The theories
of how the universe works have been developed over centuries of study and
thought, and we are still learning and will continue to learn.Yet God created all of our physical laws by
commanding them into existence. In this same way, we can seek to understand
why God allows the human race to behave as it does, but we will never fully
comprehend it.God has the power
to speak light into existence, and He is somehow able to allow sin in the world
and extend grace to all.