Umpqua Connect


January 23, 2021 Lonnie Wibberding
Umpqua Connect
Show Notes Transcript

A short devotional on Romans 11:33-36. Want to talk? Send an email to

Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.

Today is Saturday, January 23, 2021.

When I was a kid, before bed my mom would often read to my brothers and I from The Bible Story books. They were a set of ten blue books written by Aurther Maxwell. Maybe you've read them too.

In the story about Solomon praying for wisdom from God, the author says, "If any boy or girl wants wisdom and asks God, God will give it." So as a kid I remember praying for wisdom. Asking God to make me wiser than I am naturally. I believe I understand some of the things I do now because God answered that prayer.

When we think of wisdom and understanding, and making good decisions, our text today reminds us that there is no better source of wisdom than God.

Romans 11:33-36 says:

33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[i] knowledge of God!
    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”[j]
35 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”[k]
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.

This Being who knows more than we will ever know, and has more wisdom than we will ever have, is willing to make us smarter, and wiser, and help us understand things we never could, 

--just by asking Him.

What are the perplexities in your life right now? Do you need wisdom? Why not ask God. He will give it, and show you the way.

Thanks for connecting.

May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow