Understanding God’s Majesty

Discussion Guide for Romans 11:33-36

There are two vitally important truths that every Christian must learn:

  1. God is in charge
  2. I am not God.

Steven Lawson explains why these truths about God matter to our practice of faith.

Doxology: Confessing God’s Glory

The truths about God’s majesty are evident in the Apostle Paul’s final conclusions in making sense of God. Romans 11:33-36 can best be described as a “doxology,” a latin way of saying this is a word about God’s glory.

Most people who grow up in church are familiar with the following simple doxology:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Take time to sing this doxology together with your small group.

Confessing the majesty of God is an important part of our worship. We might even say that it is the central task of worship. Our whole existence is meant to speak about God’s glory.

Doxology Makes Sense of God

Romans 11:33-36 demonstrates why doxology is so important.

Paul has just taken us through some of the hardest theological concepts in the entire Bible. Many of these concepts are even difficult for Paul to swallow.

The only way to understand and accept what he knows about God is to place it in the context of God’s majesty.

Paul’s doxology looks at some definitive attributes of God:

  • Omniscience
  • Transcendence
  • Sovereignty

Discussion Questions 

  • What are some things that we cannot fully know about God, but just have to accept?
  • Why do you think God withholds knowledge of his judgments and ways? (Romans 11:33)
  • How is God’s knowledge greater than ours? (Romans 11:34)
  • In what ways is God’s knowledge different from ours?
  • What are the riches of God? (Romans 11:33, 35)
  • How are God’s riches a comfort to you?
  • Why is it important to remember that God is creator and sustainer of life? (Romans 11:36)

Related Message: The Reality of the Majesty of God

Prayer Time

We support the work of the International Mission Board through our tithes and partnership as church. They have a daily prayer site so that you can partner with them in prayer as well. Take time to look at today’s entry in your group. https://www.imb.org/prayer-list/

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