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To God Alone Be The Glory

February 9, 2020 Speaker: Ken Ramey Series: Romans

Topic: Glorifying God Passage: Romans 11:33–11:36

"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgements and unfathomable His ways!" Romans 11:33

As Paul reflected on God’s amazing plan of salvation that he had been expounding in the first eleven chapters of his letter to the churches in Rome, he burst forth with what is perhaps the most uplifting doxology in the New Testament. A doxology is an expression of praise typically in the form of a short song or hymn. This doxology serves as the climactic conclusion of all that Paul has written so far about the gospel; God’s good news of salvation. Like a mountain climber who has reached the summit of Mt. Everest, all he could do was stand in awe of God’s beauty and majesty and shout out to Him in praise. In vv. 33-36, Paul praised TWO ASPECTS of God which are clearly revealed in His glorious gospel and should cause us to passionately praise Him like never before.

1. Paul praised the unfathomed wisdom of God (vv. 33-34)

2. Paul praised the unaided work of God (vv. 35-36)

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