From Him, Through Him, To Him

Steve Lawson:

One of the great doxologies in the Bible, Romans 11:33-36 reads: “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.  To Him be glory forever. Amen.”

In this text, which is a passionate magnification of God’s sovereignty, highest glory is ascribed to Him for several reasons.

First, all things are from Him – that is, He is the source of all that comes to pass.

Second, all things are through Him – that is, He is the means by which all things come.

Third, all things are to Him – that is, He is the appointed end or highest good which all things aim.

This theocentric realization alone gives glory to God.

(The Expository Genius of John Calvin, Steve Lawson, page 128)