The Vastness of God | One Verse

Romans 11:33-36

33 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!

34 For who can know the Lord’s thoughts?

   Who knows enough to give him advice?

35 And who has given him so much

   that he needs to pay it back?

36 For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.

Romans 11 gives us a glimpse into the vastness and mystery of God the Father. His knowledge and plan surpasses all of our own understanding and capacity.

Earlier in the chapter Paul describes us, as believers, as a branch on the olive tree and Jesus as the root. As you sit this morning, or this evening, and pray, take a moment to bask in the size and power of the God that you believe in.

We get wrapped up in our work, our responsibilities, or our struggles and lose sight of God’s vastness. Take just five minutes and ponder how big God is and how small you are. How branch-like you are.

As you think about God’s vastness, consider these questions:

1. How has God impacted me in ways I didn’t notice?
2. How can I take my negative situation and see it through the lens of Jesus?
3. How can I actively recognize God in my life?

Find humility; let go of insecurity and pride. Bask in the person who created you, the One who is the root of the whole world. May all glory be to him forever and always.