All Destined To

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Rom 11: 36.

Can human language more fully state the sublime truth of God's universal triumph over sin and death in briefer terms, than it is here declared? As truly as all souls came from God, and exist by him, they shall go to him. For it is of human beings that the great apostle is here speaking. Having reached the conclusion of universal salvation, what wonder that he said:

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! For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor? Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? Rom. 11: 33-35.

And then he closes with that grand epitome:

of Him, THROugHHiM, aNd To Him are all THiNgs.

O You whose power o'er moving worlds presides,

Whose voice created and whose wisdom guides,

On darkling man in pure effulgence shine,

And clear the clouded mind with light divine.

'Tis Yours alone to calm the pious breast,

With silent confidence and holy rest;

From You alone we spring, to You we tend,


What wonder that, on hearing this great truth for the first time,

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