Day 30 – July 28
• Simply Summer Bible Challenge •
Read today’s scripture. (And, comment to the group.)
Add prayer, worship.
Highlight (use this guide) and/or journal your thoughts.
Meet with friends in fellowship to discuss the week’s reading.
Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21, Romans 11:13-36, Psalm 22:1-18, Proverbs 20:7
Here is a link to today’s reading online if you need to read on-the-go.
(NKJV) 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!
(TLB) Oh, what a wonderful God we have! How great are his wisdom and knowledge and riches! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods!
(NLT) Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
It is well with my soul…
When my children get upset about the outcome of a situation, I have been known to say, “Life is not fair.” Understanding this truth is vital for growth and maturity. If I expect all things to be fair, I will be greatly disappointed and continually frustrated. But if I am honest, I have to admit that I sometimes find myself searching for the fairness in things – wanting justice or an answer.
This verse in Romans reminds me that when I grasp how great God is, I should be less inclined to try to make things fit into a nice neat package. The first part of the verse – “Oh, the depth of the riches both of wisdom and knowledge of God” – is so much easier to accept than the second part. Depth as it used here means inexhaustible. God has an inexhaustible supply of wisdom and knowledge. This is statement is easy for me to take in, understand, and accept. But accepting the first part requires me to be willing to accept the second part of the verse – “how impossible it is for us to understand.”
Knowing that God’s wisdom and knowledge have no limits should lead me to trust Him. Clearly my wisdom has its limits; so it is logical that my understanding would also have limits.
Faith requires me to let go of the need to understand. True faith will allow me to place myself in His very capable hands and trust Him for the outcome. Sincere faith looks to God for comfort instead of explanation. Absolute faith says, “even though I don’t understand, I will trust in You.”
In 47 years of life, I’ve come to learn that my God is always faithful. He doesn’t fall asleep on the job. He doesn’t miss anything. In fact, He often brings the greatest blessings out of the hardest trials. His wisdom is able to guide all things to the BEST ENDING. His knowledge knows how the story ends, and He knows the path that leads us there. When I surrender to trust He will enable me to say, “It is well with my soul.”
I am so grateful that you are full of wisdom and knowledge. Help me to let go of the need to understand and simply allow my heart to trust in You. Let me walk the path You have for me so that I can be under the protection of Your endless wisdom.
In Your Mighty Name, AMEN!
© 2015 Debbi Garcia
It is well…