Re:Verse reading–Romans 9:1-8, Romans 10:1-21 (day six)
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36
Paul introduces to the Romans (and to us) an immense God in chapters 9-11. Up to this point we have certainly encountered a God worthy of all our affections and thanks, but it is in these latter chapters that we begin to scratch at His immensity. All of salvation history is in His hands; Israel, the Gentiles, all moving towards a glorious end in the Gospel.
As he contemplates the eternal destiny of his brethren, Paul is overwhelmed by God’s glory displayed in His sovereignty. It is as if Paul wants us to feel just how small we really are; in fact,inspired by the Spirit of God,that is exactly how he would have us feel. This feeling is the beginning of wisdom…and worship.