Above All Else

"33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34 'For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?' 35 'Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?' 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen" (Romans 11:33-36, ESV).

One of my favorite ways to describe the Lord is with the word "Sovereign!" When I think of Him, I know He is Sovereign. What does that word mean? It means supreme ruler, a king, or a lord. But when it describes God, it means THE supreme Ruler! He rules above it all!

In reading Romans 11:33-36, I can't help but be in awe of Him. Paul is doing something here. He's basically saying there's no end to the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! They never run out, and neither will He. It's incredible that he would say His judgments are unsearchable. What it should mean to us is we will never reach the end when we search His judgments. Paul then says His ways are impossible to understand. What he's really getting at, is that we will never FULLY understand His ways. He's that great!

Paul is reminding us of the greatness of God. He's reminding us of the Sovereign's attributes; the things that make Him transcendent. Because He is Sovereign, He is entirely above all else! He reigns above it all, and He will reign and receive glory forever and ever!  

As we near the end of this 21-Day Dedication, I'm giving us both a simple encouragement to put the Lord in His rightful place in our lives: above all else! It doesn't matter what you did in the past, yesterday, or even what you do today; you can still put Him first. Simply pray, "Lord, be my All in All! I put YOU above all else. Amen!"

-Pastor Tim Escamilla

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