The Depth of God’s Love
Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Love is one of the most misunderstood words and feelings that humans struggle with. The world has its many twisted definitions of what love is, but the Word of God gives us the true definition of real love. All throughout the scripture we see example after example of the different facets of God’s love displayed to mankind- His compassion, patience, kindness, mercy and grace. And the ultimate display of his love for us in the Sacrifice of allowing Jesus to die for our sins. And even in these things we cannot fully understand it. Paul understood how difficult this is for us as humans and his prayer was that the Holy Spirit would bring us into a greater revelation of God’s love. Only by the Spirit of God can we really understand how awesome the love of God truly is. His prayer was that we would be rooted in God’s love. That our faith and life would be intertwined with God’s great love for us. Paul knew that this revelation would give us the ability to press on to the end of the race.
He prayed that we would be able to comprehend how wide it is and how deep it is. How long it is and how high it is. He prayed that we would experience this love that goes beyond human knowledge and that in knowing it we would be full of the fullness of God. My desire is to know it more and this is my prayer for you also. And though I have not yet comprehended or attained all of God’s love for me but I suspect this…
It is wider than the ends of the horizon.
It is longer than any road I may travel away from Him.
It is higher than any mountain I may ever face.
And it is deeper that the deepest pit I may ever fall into.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, help me to know your love in a greater way. Enlarge my comprehension of how awesome it is today.