Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

A Mind-Blowing Doxology

“Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith — to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.” — Romans 16:25-27.


The doxology of Romans 16 is grand. Paul, having penned what I personally consider to be the greatest letter ever written, signed off in a special way. And it doesn’t get any better than a public display of praise to God.

To Him who is able to strengthen you

Earthly leaders thrive on the weakness of the masses. Political elites ride on the back of men of lower influence and affluence. But not our God. He’s most glorified when in our weakness we turn to and depend on Him. Ponder this for a moment:

The God of the universe delights in holding you when you are weak. He promised never to leave nor forsake you!

God rejoices to see you strong (in His strength); invite Him into your life to carry you, your burdens, your cares and anxieties. The One who’s able to strengthen you is waiting, ready to move and do what you can’t.

To the only wise God

The book of Romans chronicles some amazing displays of God’s wisdom, some of which include hard texts about Jacob and Easu, God’s dealings with Israel and His mercy towards Gentiles.

In these narratives, we see a common thread — God knows everything and wills according to His wisdom. He’s wise beyond human comprehension.

It’s surprising how we often fail to let the One who knows everything guide us. Without God, we can truly do nothing. A recent look at the book of Job reminded me of how little we know of ourselves or the chemistry of the world we live in.

1 Corinthians 1:21-25 puts it so well, showing us a perfect display of God’s wisdom and strength:

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

I love the the doxology of Romans 16. But most importantly, I bow in adoration and worship the only wise God whose strength is unmatchable!

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About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

2 Replies

  1. Great post. God is so amazing, sometimes it’s hard to comprehend His ways, but we don’t have to “understand” in order to trust Him. His Word is a light unto our feet.

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