How vast is God’s wisdom;
How broad is His knowledge!
And what mind could fathom
The thoughts of the Lord?
Who could advise God
Or put Him in his debt?
For He’s made all things,
And His Ways are His own.

About This Song:
Some years ago, Beth Moore did a Bible study at the International Mission Board’s annual Spiritual Emphasis Week. While I don’t recall anything about the series otherwise, I do recall an emphasis on Romans 11:33-36. . .

33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.

I always pray while lying in bed going to sleep. I have certain things I always pray about, including fifteen unsaved people and my thousands of unknown readers.

But I also like to praise God for who He is. I marvel at the fact He’s too big, too wise, too knowledgeable, too loving, too merciful–too much of everything I’m not–for me to truly comprehend.

The closest I can come to appreciating God’s vastness is to look at Jesus Christ–God Himself living on the earth as both God and man.

I have two lead sheets available for “Vast.” One version is in 3/4 time; the other in 4/4. If you’re a musician, you might want to play around with doing the two versions in sequence. The 3/4 version seems fast moving; the 4/4 version is more restrained.

What do you think? Is God too vast for you to comprehend? If He’s not, your God is too small. How about leaving a comment?


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I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,


About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger has nine published novels. Four of them are the now-completed young adult Altered Hearts series. Three are quirky romantic novels (as opposed to genre romance novels). The Devil and Pastor Gus is a speculative satire, and Rosa No-Name is a contemporary coming-of-age novel.
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