1 Samuel 22:1-23:29
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Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How
unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?" 35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?" 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
will and work to save humankind is beyond human comprehension. Why
some respond to God's grace and mercy, why others reject it, and how
both groups relate and interact with each other is something only the
infinite knowledge and wisdom of God can trace out.
what is God's part in all of this? Just how is he involved? When is
he pushing, calling, influencing, revealing, or waiting? It's a
mystery beyond our knowledge or reason. But in faith, we accept that
all things are from God and through God and for God, and so we give
him praise and honor.
Response and Action:
faith rests in God. The scriptures testify that he is loving, just,
all-wise, and all-powerful. I know that life, truth, and even knowledge
of myself are too wonderful and deep for me to grasp and comprehend.
In humble recognition of my weakness, the limitations of my
understanding, the smallness of my being, and the frailty of my life, I
place all my hope and trust in God.
In faith, I will
take hold of the salvation and hope God has given me through Christ.
In faith, I will surrender to the leading and shaping of the Holy
Spirit. In faith, I will hide the Scriptures in my heart that I might
be an obedient disciple. Since all I have comes from God, I will
commit my all to bringing glory and honor to Him.
magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together! O God,
you are my God, and I will glorify you. I will seek you in the morning.
My hope is in you all day long. Glory be to the Father, and to the
Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and
will be forever. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses:
1 Corinthians 1:25
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
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