“Oh, 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 that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”
Many people would say our culture is becoming more and more chaotic each day. I would say much of the chaos has always been, but now more people are able to see it through public platforms. All the bad, good, and everything between is all over everything with a front row seat for everyone to see. People continue to seek solutions to the chaos, however, very few ever find the riches and wisdom of the solution.
Of course, for followers of Jesus the solution is Jesus. Yes, I understand that’s an extremely simple solution to an overwhelming amount of chaos, but it’s true. Simple doesn’t make it any less righteous. The passage teaches us that God has great knowledge, riches, and wisdom. No one has ever been the counselor of God. No one understands the mind of God other than himself. God sent Jesus to teach us the ways of his father. To die on the cross for the reasons of the chaos, my sin and your sin. A gift from God is Jesus. As followers of Jesus, we must trust Jesus, his spirit, and his word.
My fellow followers of Jesus and friends remember verse 36, “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen”. God allows the chaos. God is in control of the chaos. God’s in control of your chaos. God’s in control of my chaos. Yes, at times, I struggle with believing God is for me in my chaos. However, I might not understand the chaos, but I understand God.
Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you
Explain – what does the passage mean?
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today?
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?