The Deep Things of God

A devotion on Romans 11:33

Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
–Romans 11:33

Perhaps you recall the history of exploration. Marco Polo, who bridged the road between Europe and Asia. Neil Armstrong, who walked on the moon. Newton and Curie and Einstein and Strickland, who broke new ground in science.

For most of human history, the world has moved forward, compelled by the narrative that there is so much yet to be discovered.

But today, many of us have stopped exploring.

We have new technologies, new gadgets that promise to make life easier or more exciting. But too often, most of our focus has turned inward. We’re under the spell of electronic enchantments, assuming that all we see is all there is.

It’s so easy, even in your spiritual life, to assume that you know all there is to know. But God invites you to set out and explore a world beyond your limited imagination, beyond your human frailties, to the uncharted territory of the divine.

What do you still have to discover about what you can accomplish? What areas of your character have yet to be conquered? Who in need have you yet to reach out and touch?

God, the limitless, the ineffable, the unending, is the Source of all wisdom and knowledge. Exploring what He has to offer will take eternity.


Dear God, Forgive me for my tendency to think I can understand You. Thank You for including me in Your vast, eternal plan. You enrich my life in countless ways. I love You. In Christ Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


How big is my God? How often do I ponder the depths of His wisdom?