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Having contemplated God’s great plan of salvation for Jews and Gentiles, all Paul could do was
sing a hymn of praise (see below).As someone has remarked, “Theology becomes doxology!”
Only a God as wise as our God could take the fall of ancient Israel, for example, and turn it into
salvation for the world! His plans will not be aborted, nor will His purposes lack fulfillment.
No human being can fully know the mind of the Lord; and the more we study His ways, the more
we offer Him praise. Are we to conclude that God does not know what He is doing, and that the
ancient nation of Israel completely ruined His plans? Of course not! God is too wise to make
plans that will not be fulfilled. Israel did not allow Him to rule, so He overruled!
Paul’s hymn of praise: “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who hath known the
mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counselor? Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall
be recompensed unto Him again? For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to
whom be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:33-36).
Also read: Isaiah 55:8-9; Jeremiah 10:7, 12; 1 Corinthians 1:23-24.
Action assignment: Meditate on today’s Scripture; if you’re at all musically inclined, make up
your own tune and sing Paul’s hymn of praise.

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