Friday, November 9, 2012

Is God's Love Beyond Our Understanding? Ephesians 3:17,18

Is God's Love Beyond Understanding?

Can we know God's love?  Is it beyond our understanding?  Is God's love a phantom of religion but never a solid reality?

"And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the Lord's holy people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Ephesians 3:18*. NIV.*

This quote is an excerpt from a prayer the Apostle prayed for the churches he helped found.  One would think his prayer would be, "I pray for you to have correct doctrine," or "I pray for you to have visions," or "I pray for you to be safe from persecution." Instead his prayer is for them to have power to understand the love of Christ. The love of Christ is not like the cultural love full of shallow passion portrayed in the media but a spiritual love.

From the roots we draw nourishment; and we roots are our foundation, and stability. Without roots we wither, and we must draw deep in God to grow such roots.

To grow deep roots in love we should...
     * Spend time in prayer.
     * Spend time in His Word, the Bible
     * Spend time in serving him.
     * Spend time in fellowship with those who love him.
     * We should pray that we are rooted in love.

Something that is established is set in place it stands on its own and does not need support. Something that is established has a record in history, it happens over and over, it is the predictable behavior therefore it is established. This requires actions- actions of love.

It is not strange that it takes spiritual power to appreciate Christ's love. Christ love exceeds our understanding of dimensions; it is wide, long, high, and deep. It goes in every direction it is beyond measure. No matter where you turn or go you will still face his love. Because his love is spiritual, holy and heavenly in origin it is beyond the scope of mortal earth bound humanity to perceive. To understand God's love we need him to reveal it to us.

The love of Christ is not something we feel in our own little corner of the world; but it is meant for all the Lord's people we must have love for one another. Our love must cross borders and  boundaries of race, culture, class, or opinions.

If knowing God's love were not possible the Apostle would not have sought it for himself and others. Because Christ died to pay for our sins we can know God's love.

To learn more about finding God's love follow this link: Click Here.

To see other translations of this verse follow this link: Online Parallel Bible.

(c)Adron Dozat

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