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Romans 11:34

Nov 2, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 11, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 2 November 2013

For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor? Romans 11:34

Paul cites a verse from Isaiah 40. Taken with its surrounding verses, we get a glimpse at the “depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God.” There Isaiah records the Lord’s majesty to Israel –

“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, Measured heaven with a span And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?… Read the rest

Romans 11:33

Nov 1, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 11, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 1 November 2013

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

For the second time in this epistle, Paul enters into an open expression of worship of God. In chapters 1-8, he gave instruction on doctrinal matters and finished that with a praise concerning the relationship which has been established between God and man because of the work of Christ.… Read the rest

Romans 11:32

Oct 31, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 11, Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 31 October 2013

For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all. Romans 11:32

Again, Paul uses his common conjunction “for” in order to explain the previous two “mercy verses” with this concluding thought before he moves on to his stirring doxology. “For God has committed them all to disobedience” refers to the previous disobedience of the gentiles who now have obtained mercy and the currently-disobedient Jews who will obtain that same mercy.… Read the rest

Romans 11:31

Oct 30, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 11, Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. Romans 11:31

The reciprocal of verse 30 is now given. Placing both verses side by side will provide clarity –

“For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.”

The disobedience of the Jews led to mercy upon the gentiles (verse 30).… Read the rest