Wednesday, June 16, 2010

From Him, Through Him, To Him

The true woman knows that deeper than her own limitations and problems, is the bedrock of God's riches, wisdom, and knowledge. His unseen yet sovereign, eternal purposes are underneath it all, holding it all together.

"There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still." Betsie ten Boom, while dying in the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbruck.

"The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms." Deut. 33:27

The Deep Riches of God

Rich in kindness, Romans 2:4
Rich in forbearance, Romans 2:4
Rich in patience, Romans 2:4
Rich in mercy, Eph. 2:4
Rich in grace, Eph. 1:7-8

The gold in God's mine will never be emptied. Never. It is limitless. It is inexhaustible. God will never experience economic collapse or even the slightest wave or bobble of uncertainty. "God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus" (Ph. 4:19). His always-available provision for your needs will neither strain nor drain the budget of the Most High. Rather, it will continue pouring from His hand into your life, utterly free and fathomless, from His bottomless resources. Whatever you need, whatever your deficit, the riches of God are more than what's required.

God knows everything--and everything about everything. The wisdom and knowledge of God are infinitely greater than our own.

"For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men" (1 Cor. 1:25)

Beyond Knowing

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! Rom 11:33

Inscrutable: incapable of being searched into and understood by inquiry or study; impossible or difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; incomprehensible; not easily understood; mysterious.

"In every situation and circumstance of your life, God is always doing a thousand different things that you CANNOT see and you DO NOT KNOW." John Piper

God is everything we are not. He makes no mistakes. He's not indebted to anyone, doesn't owe us anything. Nothing ever just occurs to God. Nothing ever surprises Him. He never has to scramble to come up with a solution. He has no sudden starts or emergency situations.

Circumstances may be difficult. They may be hard to understand--incomprehensible to your feeble sense. It may seem that His plan is not working; you can't imagine how the outcome could be anything but bleak. But you can be assured that God doesn't make mistakes. He has an eternal purpose in mind--a plan for the display of His glory throughout all the universe. He is working out that plan, and you are a part of it. You don't have to know what He's doing. Or why. The fact is, He knows. And that's all that really matters. and if you trust Him, in time, you will thank Him for the treasures that have resulted from those trials.

He is the Source and origin of our existence. He "upholds the universe by the world of his power". He is our supreme purpose. He is our goal. He created all things--for Himself and His pleasure. When we oppose His righteous, unsearchable judgements, He lovingly disciplines us as His children until we're back in line with the way things really are, the way He created all things to operate. And what is our response? "To him be glory forever. Amen" (Romans 11:36) Therefore, we submit our entire lives to His holy, eternal purposes. Amen. Let it be so!

Nancy Leigh Demoss,
Chapter 2
Voices of the True Woman Movement,
A Call to the Counter-Revolution

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" "Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Rom 11:33-36

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