An Eruption of Praise

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Romans 11:33-36
[33] Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

[34] “For who has known the mind of the Lord,

or who has been his counselor?”

[35] “Or who has given a gift to him

that he might be repaid?”

[36] For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Sheet
1.   Why is the placement of this passage an illustration of the relationship between theology and worship? How do we avoid having an “undevotional theology” or an “untheological devotion”?
2.   Why do you think the preceding context prompted Paul to erupt in praise?
3.   What does v. 33 teach us about God? How do these exclamations help us to make peace with perplexity?
4.   Why should we read v. 34 in light of 1 Corinthians 2:6-16? How does this motivate Bible reading?
5.   How does v. 35 help us fight grumbling?
6.   Discuss how Paul’s concluding words leave us in a state of awe. What does it look like to live for the purpose of making God’s glory known?
References: Romans 10:12; Ephesians 2:7; Psalm 92:5; 139:6; Job 5:9; Isaiah 40:28; 55:8-9; 40:13; 1 Corinthians 2:6-16; Colossians 2:3; Job 41:11; Hebrews 1:3; Romans 16:27; Ephesians 3:21.

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