After yesterday’s post, I finished up some schoolwork, read a chapter from the Bible, and went to bed. Random fact: I do planks (core exercise) while I read my Bible because 1) I never get around to doing planks otherwise and 2) It’s easy to fall asleep by accident if you’re reading Leviticus after midnight sitting on your bed–not so if you’re doing planks. Anyhow, I was making my merry way through the book of Romans, half-heartedly thinking, “How long is Paul going to keep droning on about the same thing?” (remember, it was rather late last night). Finally, I got to the last subheading: “Discourse on God’s Wisdom”. And then I read this:
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the lord, or who became his counselor? Or who has first given to him that it might be paid back to him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36, NASB)
(Just for reference, the uppercase text is not Paul shouting or me trying to emphasize his words–it’s the old-fashioned way of quoting someone else (in this case, Isaiah and Job).)
Sure, it might be chance that I happened to be at these verses last night. But chance or Providence, it doesn’t matter much to me. The fact is, this is what I read–this is what spoke to me. This passage doesn’t actually answer the questions I posed last night, but it does present a meta-answer of sorts. And that helps, at least a little bit.