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!
Yesterday, I posted my Life Song, Blessed Assurance, and how I long to live my life according to its principles. To be someone who, no matter life’s circumstances, still praises the Savior. In today’s post, I share my Life Verse and the reasons why.
Romans 11:33 is a gem of a verse, tucked away in a chapter dealing with the issue of how God has not given up on His people, Israel. Its emphasis on the nation of Israel is what drew me to finding my Life Verse; I love God’s chosen people. I am happy that one day their spiritual blindness will end, and they will recognize Jesus as Messiah. Out of my love for them, I have always loved this chapter with its special promises for Israel.
Verse 33, though, almost seems out-of-place within the context. It reminds us that even though God has every right to give up on a people who rejected their Messiah, He does not. The reason is His love, which like all other of His attributes are past finding out. However, the verse seems to take a different turn, from talking about corporate Israel to focusing on the majesty of God, and breathtakingly so.
When I read it, I have always pictured this passage as a description of God’s Word itself. I think of how the Bible is fresh and new every day. No matter how many times I have studied even a single verse, and think that I have exhausted my understanding of it, the Holy Spirit will illuminate it even further, and often quite unexpectedly.
I chose the photo above, as the closest representation of what the verse means to me. When I open Scripture, and meditate upon its precepts, it as if I stand next to the edge of a precipice, overlooking a beautiful landscape below but whose bottom I cannot see. I look into His Word, and find no end in fully comprehending; I find no closure to what I have yet to learn. The riches of God’s Word are truly amazing and unsearchable. The depth is inexhaustible, the truths undeniable.
More than any other, I selected this one as my Life Verse because it reflects my awe of God, and the breathtaking grandeur of His glory. The only problem with the photo is that the cliff is not nearly high enough, for there is no way to portray with completeness the depth of the wondrous riches of both the wisdom and knowledge of God.
Do you have a Life Verse? One passage of Scripture you feel best represents your heart for God? I would love to have you share it.