Doxology 4: God’s wisdom is seen in Jesus Christ which helps us to see His wisdom in our every day life.

We have been reading this letter of ‘Romans’ every day for 7 months and finally we come to the close of the doxology which basically sums up everything the Apostle Paul has written:

  1. God has the ability to establish what He has begun: the Church.
  2. He will do this through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  3. Jesus Christ once hidden now revealed, found in the Old Testament, who we now preach to all and teach them to walk in obedience by faith.

To “the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.” (Romans 16 v 27) Half-way through the letter Paul had already broken out in praise. ‘Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!’ (11:33) and he does it again to close and how fitting it is after all he has written.

God is always and at all times wise. In fact there is not a moment when He is not all-wise. Wisdom sees everything not only as the whole but every intricate detail of the whole. But it is more than that. For what I have described is knowledge and wisdom is higher than that. For wisdom pulls all the information and works them together for His good and glory so that the best is done with all the bits of detail. God does this all the time with the whole world in every generation and without having a headache!

Through what Jesus Christ has done for us, God is taking every detail of our lives, all the circumstances with their twists and turns and is working them for His glory. This is His wisdom. Whatever the circumstance that you are in right now perhaps hard at times to understand is not too far or too difficult that God is not already working His wisdom, fashioning the you from this situation. More than this! Can you believe that your problem that you cannot fix came about because of God? God permitted or filtered through His wisdom to bring about a result that one day (your faith may need to wait for eternity) will make perfect sense.

Many will push back on that because of the terrible circumstance of their life. How can this be true?

Look at the cross. It is foolish to the world. But it is the wisdom of God.

Look at the gospel. It is foolish to the world. But it is the wisdom to save.

This is why the Apostle breaks out in praise and so we will also. If not today then certainly tomorrow, in our next life when we will join with the eternal people of God, “Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honour and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen! (Revelation 7 v 12)

Hope you enjoyed these devotionals in Romans. I never intend to go deep into the theology of the Bible. You can do this yourself. I just seek to encourage someone today and to show how important the Bible is for our daily living.

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