God's glory in his plan of salvation

September 27, 2015 Speaker: Pastor Gary Smith Series: Romans: The Gospel for God's Glory

Scripture: Romans 11:33–11:36

Romans: The Gospel for God’s glory
Romans 11:33-36
God’s glory in his plan of salvation
Eternal glory belongs to God because of his great wisdom in his saving plan

1) Oh how deep are the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! 11:33a.
What led Paul to this outburst of praise? Why does he praise God for the riches of his wisdom and knowledge?

2) God’s judgments are unsearchable and his ways are incomprehensible, 11:33b.
What has led Paul to say that God’s judgments are unsearchable and ways are incomprehensible?

3) For no one has known the mind of the Lord, and no one has been his counselor, 11:34.
Paul gets his wording from Isaiah 40:13-14, where God promises Israel he will bring them out of exile in Babylon and restore them. How do these words relate to God’s present-day plan of salvation? How does this verse humble us and exalt God?

4) No one has given first to the Lord, and has to be repaid, 11:35.
Paul quotes from Job 41:11. How does this verse support that Paul’s teaching that God has designed history to show that the only way any can be saved is by God’s mercy?

5) For from God and through him and to him are all things, 11:36a.
What does this verse mean? Does God work even sin and evil choices into his plan of salvation? Give an example.

6) To God be glory forever, amen, 11:36b.
What is the glory of God? Why does Paul say these words at this point? What do this mean in regards to God’s plan of salvation? What are some ways we glorify God in this life? (Romans 4:20, 15:5-7; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Peter 1:8).

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