first, a doxology.

Oh, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor? Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him? For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)


After unpacking 11 chapters of profound, weighty (and, at times, complex) theology, the Apostle Paul spontaneously breaks forth into a prayer of praise. The more he was made aware of the Gospel, all the more he could not restrain himself from singing a song of praise to the King of Glory. The church in Colossae was also reminded that this is the ‘fitting’ response of the believer:

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (Colossians 3:16)

I pray that the songs of our generation will continually be rooted in His Word, always reflecting the magnificent work that Christ has done for us on the cross; and that we give glory to God, not only through our songs, but also, through our lives, out of the gratitude of our hearts.