The Depth of God and His Wisdom (Romans 11:25-36)

“All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.”

Romans 11:25-27
Isaiah 59:20-21
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Romans 11:28-29
2Timothy 2:11-13

God’s faithfulness to us doesn’t depend on our ability to match it.

Romans 11:30-32

God offers his mercy and grace to all… to every last one of us!

Romans 11:33-36
Romans 11:33
Do we acknowledge the greatness of his riches?
Do we trust the superiority of his wisdom?
Do we seek the perfection of His knowledge?
Do we see his judgements as unsearchable?
Do we view His ways as inscrutable?

Romans 11:34
Romans 11:35-36a
Psalm 50:10-12
Colossians 1:15-18
Romans 36b “To him be glory forever. Amen.”

God Hasn’t Given Up (Romans 10:18-11:24)

Romans 10:1-4, 14-17
Romans 10:18-21
We would have gotten the blessing we were looking for if we had just done what God said to do in the first place!

Romans 11:1-15
Key Idea: God introduced reverse psychology!
Romans 11:16-24

So what’s our proper posture?
1 Peter 5:6
Romans 12:3

Eucharisteó (yoo-khar-is-teh’-o): to be thankful.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

In all of this, God hasn’t given up on anyone. Neither should we.

Questioning God’s Sovereignty -and Wisdom (Romans 9:1-10:4)

Romans 9:1-8
God is sovereign. He’s ultimately in control of all things.
Romans 9:9-13
Malachi 1:2-4
miséō – properly, to detest (on a comparative basis); hence, denounce; to love someone or something less than someone (something) else, i.e. to renounce one choice in favor of another.
Lk 14:26-27
Romans 9:14-19
God is not accountable for sin; we are.
Romans 9:20-23
Our criticism of God only proves our contentious spirit.
Isaiah 29:16
Isaiah 45:9
Romans 9:22-33
God has a redemptive heart.
Romans 10:1-4