All of God
A Sermon on Romans 11:33-36
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. (ESV)
God’s judgements and actions are something entirely incomprehensible to man. The independence of man is often proclaimed, but listen to this sermon on Romans 11:33-36 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones dissects this tendency. Salvation comes in and through God, there is nothing man can do. Learn how man’s essential problem is his ignorance. Man is always ready to give his advice, but who can advise God? Does man have anything to give to God? Look within yourself and consider this. Left to himself, man is in sin and a hopeless debtor. “The whole of the cosmos is going to display... the glory of God.” From justification to glorification, it is all absolutely a work of God, void of any work of man. God is the Creator and Sustainer of all. Salvation and the whole of man’s life is for the glory of God. Look at creation and see how the world overflows with the glory of God. Do you know anything of this glory? Contemplate your condition. Confess that you are nothing and gladly acknowledge, “you are what you are solely by the grace of God.” Stop arguing with God and rejoice.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.