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Romans 11:33 
December 5, 2018, WED p.m.

There are many things about God that are unsearchable and unspeakable. 

What are the unsearchable and unspeakable things of God? 


Romans 11:33 “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”

It says about God’s unsearchable judgments and ways that are past finding out. The context is about God’s election of Israel and His marvelous dealings with Gentiles, as by God’s grace given unto us His free gift of salvation through faith in the finish redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is not always for us to understand all of God’s ways and judgments in our lives.

God is silent and doesn’t give account of His ways. You will be disappointed even if you try to ask God what He did and what the reason behind why He did it, and why He judges the way He judges. The Bible says in Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  The Bible teaches in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose,”

Therefore, we must always trust God’s ways are the best and need to realize that His ways are perfect ways. It is now not so important for you to understand His ways and what is going on and what are you facing but rather never complain and murmur against God. Indeed, we are not able to search out and understand some aspects of His being.


Psalm 145:3 “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable

We don’t have any capacity to search out the greatness of God. According to the Scriptures in Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God… “, and that includes other scientists and philosophers who are fools that after their searching they have not found God so they deny God. On the other hand, thank to our great God because He reveals Himself to us in His Words and thus though faith we know Him. However, God’s greatness is highly great therefore we will never able to comprehend Him by searching. Whatever we face, experience, no matter what He is always greater and His greatness is always enough. Always be confident of knowing God is great.


Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

It is says in the verse “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,” Once you personally experienced the peace of God in the midst of difficulties that’s the only way you are going to grasp what God’s peace is like. It is better to stop from worrying and begin to pray with thanksgiving in order for you have the peace of God that surpasses all comprehension. You will know what peace of God is when you have it.


Ephesians 3:1-8 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;”

In the context we read, it is about the grace of God given to all saints and Paul says in verse 8 “the unsearchable riches of Christ.” When Paul suffers through his throne in the flesh he testified that he learned God grace is sufficient as God said “…My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”2 Corinthians 12:9-10. Paul learned the sufficiency of the grace of God, how to take pleasure in his infirmities and to glory in them because Paul testifies that when he was weak then he was strong. Listen, you can’t just explain this grace to someone else until that individual must first trust the Lord and personally experience in their lives the sufficiency of the grace of God.


1 Pet 1:8 “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”

When we got saved we have this unspeakable joy. We are happy to tell others that we have the joy in the Lord, but until that person got saved and have the same joy that we Christian have through faith in our Saviour Jesus Christ, they will never understand what really Joy of the Lord is all about. We read in 2 Corinthians 8:1-2 that these Macedonians believers experienced this unspeakable joy in the midst of a great trial of affliction and their deep poverty. Hardship, difficulties in life have no reason for us not to experience the unspeakable joy of the Lord. Paul says in Philippians 4:4, “rejoice in the Lord and again I say rejoice” when he was imprisoned for faithfully serving the Lord. During rebuilding of the wall in Jerusalem Nehemiah and the Jewish people personally experienced this unspeakable joy described in Nehemiah 8:10 as their enemies attack them with a lot of hardships within. You need the Joy of the Lord in the midst of persecution, insults, scoffers, and even when people hurt, disappointed and deceived you. Rejoice with unspeakable joy of the Lord. You can’t search the joy but you can have it through faith in Christ and trusting God faithfully no matter what.  


2 Corinthians 12:4 “How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”

Until the Lord tells us we would not know of many things about Him. In the context of the verse, Paul saw the visions in third heaven and heard the unspeakable words after he received the revelations. What revealed to us in the Bible is the only things that we now know. We must be content with whatever the Lord speaks to us in His words and learned to trust all His promises. He will let us know about all He wants us to know and that is all we need to know.

Conclusion: There are things of the Lord that are unsearchable and unspeakable.  We can surely know all these things when we experience them with ourselves by trusting God’s word and all His promises.