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Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow


In the middle of his deeply theological letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul cannot contain himself. Bursting onto the pages of Scripture is his doxology—his glorious sayings regarding God. This is not the first time Paul has broken the ordinary rhythm of his letters to stop and praise the Lord—evidence that Paul’s life continually overflowed with praises to God.

In today’s reading, Paul begins this doxology by praising God’s infinite wisdom, knowledge, and ways. He is determined to have a proper perspective of God so he can accurately praise Him. Paul continues by quoting a series of rhetorical questions from Isaiah 40:13 (v. 34) and Job 41:11 (v. 35) that leave the reader utterly speechless when facing the God of creation. Of course, no one has known the mind of the Lord, nor would God ever require counsel. Paul reminds us of the roles and relationships between the Creator and the created. His final question may cause those in the heavenly realms to chuckle: “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?” (v. 35). Once again, the answer is no one.

Paul concludes his glorious praise the same way he began—making sure he has a proper perspective of the One who deserves all the glory and praise.

When we understand who God is and what He has done, praises to Him will increasingly overflow from our lives. As we begin this Thanksgiving week, it’s important to remember that our perspective precedes our praise. It’s important for us to break the rhythm of our daily lives and journey together through Scripture to discover more of who God is and why He deserves our utmost praise. Remember, your story is for His glory. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!

Pray with Us

Let’s come to God in prayer today, acknowledging that everything we have indeed comes from Him. When we strive to know God better, to understand who He is and what He has done for us, our hearts will overflow with thanksgiving and praise.

BY Dr. Chris Rappazini

Dr. Chris Rappazini believes “the Bible is still relevant, leadership is essential, and the Church’s best days are still ahead.” Chris is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the University of Edinburgh, and Gonzaga University. He served as Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute. Chris and his wife, Ashley, and their children now reside in North Carolina.

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