“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”

Romans 11:36

The heading in your Bible before Romans 11:33 might say, “Doxology.” Paul is “praising out” (the Greek word doxa means “glory,” and the suffix –logia refers to oral or written expression). This four-verse song would be a perfect one to commit to memory and to end, as Paul did, with a robust Amen!

Writer Justin Taylor said of the closing word of this doxology, “The man who says his ‘Amen’ is the man who says, I am nothing, He is all. I know nothing, I can do nothing, I have nothing. I am simply a sinner. I owe all things to the grace, glory, and mercy of God” (2009).

Our prisoner-contributor for this day would concur, since he has said this: “Knowing that Christ is in all things helps keep my mind focused on what is worth seeking. I cannot hide or separate or compartmentalize my life away from God. He knows all. His Holy Spirit convicts me but also frees me from these walls and from my own prison of self.”

Settle your heart and your life with the God whose judgments are unsearchable, who offers you the riches of His grace.




Scripture Focus

Romans 11:33-36

Insight

Pray for Michael, 48, who has served three years of a 20-year sentence, that he might be rooted in Jesus, “the Messiah who is God over all” (Romans 9:5).

Bible In A Year

  • Leviticus 1-2
  • Psalm 46
  • Luke 10