“Learning Something New”

BIBLE READING: Romans 11-13
                It is a blessing to be able to study the Bible for a living.  Of course, I would study it even if I wasn’t paid too, but being a minister enables me the luxury of having more time to dedicate to studying the Word.  However, along with that also comes the danger of thinking that you know everything there is to know about that subject or passage.  That sounds very arrogant for someone to ever feel that way, but it is very dangerous and happens a lot more often than you might think.  In fact, you may have done it as well!  You begin to read a passage that is very familiar to you, for example John 3.16.  Before you know it, you’ve read over it so quickly thinking you already know that verse and move on to something else.  See, it is so easy it can happen to anyone!  That is why passages like Romans 11.33-36 are so valuable for us to read over often.  Paul says, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" "Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:33-36).   The mind of God is so deep and unsearchable that we as human beings will never be able to fully comprehend all the aspects of Him.  So, the next time you get to one of those familiar passages, take care to give it a little more attention.  I guarantee, you will learn something new!
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