He is first revealed as the all powerful and all wise God of Creation. Then, He sets forth His divine purpose to sum up all of human history in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The whole of man’s existence in time and space is to know God and glorify Him.
We are to be captivated by the wonder of all of God’s attributes which He has seen fit to reveal in time and space. This is the reason that the message of the Gospel in Romans – followed by a declaration and defense of the never failing loyal love of God ends with the following statement.
“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:36).
This amazing statement can only be true of the sovereign God of this universe. It is a plain way of saying three truths about God.
First, He is the origin of all things.
Time, matter, truth, life, light and wisdom all find their origin in God. Nothing, save the turning away from God – which is sin – exists apart from Him.
Second, God is the means of all things.
This includes the providence of God – sustaining every particle of the universe by His amazing control. He is the means of salvation – and sanctification – and glorification.
Finally, God is the end of all things.
The whole of creation – the end design of the universe – all find their conclusion in God. Every part of God’s creation will declare the glory of God. All things came forth from Him, He is the means by which all things are accomplished, and all the credit and all the glory belongs only to Him. This is the truth when the universe was first created, in every moment of time since that creation, and until all things are brought to bear upon Jesus Christ as Savior and King.
Christians living in every era of time are to know and submit to the wonder of our God.
We first encounter Him as He witnesses to all mankind that He is the one true God. We then see him in the Lord Jesus Christ when we are saved. And, we will one day see Him as King of kings and Lord of lords. But, the point of this great statement about the Lord is to worship Him today. We should always stand amazed at the immensity and perfections of our God. There is none like Him. He alone is worthy of glory – both now and forever. Always be taken with the wonder of our God!
– Gary W. Custis