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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Romans Chapter 11 - Paul breaks out into SONG!

You know, Romans Chapter 11 is a little tough to understand.  I have to admit, I struggled a bit with all those references to God's people, the gentiles, the prophets,Israelites, history, grafting, etc...

I'm thinking Paul was sorting some things out with his audience, something having to do with God's awesome relationship with ALL of them and how they better start accepting God's plan, even if they don't understand it. 

My favorite passage follows.  All of a sudden, Paul throws his head back and starts to sing! 

I can RELATE!  Paul sings at the top of his lungs (According to Laurie's commentary).

He just has to tell the people how AWESOME God is.

I think he's basically saying:

"Listen all you people from different stations and economic levels and religious backgrounds...GOD IS GOD!


Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom

and knowledge of God!

How unsearchable his judgments,

and his paths beyond tracing out!

 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?

Or who has been his counselor?”

 “Who has ever given to God,

that God should repay them?”

 For from him and through him

and for him are all things.

To him be the glory forever! Amen.
-- Romans 11:33-36

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