Romans 11:33-36

33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?”

35 “Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?”

36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Only God could solve the problem of how to punish the sin and save the sinner.

Who hath been His counselor? — quote from Isaiah 40:13 — Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being His counsellor hath taught Him?

God devised the plan of salvation on His own. Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will (Ephesians 1:9-11).

Verse 35 — See Job 41:11 — Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him? Everything under heaven is Mine. Salvation is not God paying us back for something we’ve done. It is of Him, through Him and to Him alone.

knowledge — apprehension of facts

wisdom — cause and effect and practical application of facts

judgments — God’s dispensations, decisions and decrees

of Him = from Him — Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live (1 Corinthians 8:6).

unsearchable = too deep

past finding out = untrackable, can’t be followed.

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