08/11/17 To Him Alone

READING: Psalms 81-83, Romans 11:19-36

“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever.”

Romans 11:36

Just plan on praising the Lord when you finish this devotional reading. That’s the only logical step you can take when you read Paul’s doxology at the end of Romans 11: “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever” (Rom. 11:36).

For from Him . . . He is the source of all things, the Creator, the One without whom was anything made that was made (John 1:1). He is the Alpha, the first, the beginning, the One who is (Rev. 1:8, 22:13).  

And through Him . . . He is the sustainer of all things, the glue that holds everything together (Col. 1:17). All would fall apart if it were not for Him. He sustains it as He rules over it. 

And to Him . . . He is the goal, the destination, the focus of “all things.” He’s the Omega, the last, the end, yet also the One who always will be. All of creation is destined to honor Him. In fact, He made it, and all of it was for Him (Col. 1:16). 

No one can fully comprehend Him or counsel Him. He owes no one anything. He is so worthy that all we can do is say, “Glory to Him.” Let’s do that today. And tomorrow. And forever, actually.

All we can do is praise Him without end.


  • Praise Him right now for being the beginning and the end.
  • Take time hourly today to praise Him for who He is and what He’s done.

PRAYER: “God, to You be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”

TOMORROW’S READING:  Psalms 84-86, Romans 12