The Only Hope
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)
Listen to this sermon on Romans 11:33-36 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones talks about the one thing that no amount of words can adequately explain. God’s ways are so immense that they cannot be traced out. Here, we are given the great divide of Christianity; not in regard to particular details, but rather “our whole approach to the Gospel.” Are we called to proclamation or to dialogue? Look at the apostolic method and message. Do the apostles start with modern man to make their declarations for the Gospel? Man must be born again of water and spirit to enter the Kingdom of God. The natural man constantly misunderstands the whole of God’s way. God is absolute, infinite, and holy in every respect! Learn of man’s limited nature in a way you may have never considered. The Gospel is hid to those who are lost. Man in his natural state is a sinner, ignorant of who God truly is. Have you ever considered the ways of God? You ought to be amazed at where you are today. Look upon the grace of God and stand in awe. His ways are far beyond finding out, but it is here that we gain assurance for salvation.
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.