Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:8-12
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Scripture Quote: And to have knowledge of the love of Christ which is outside all knowledge, so that you may be made complete as God himself is complete. Ephesians 3:19 (BBE)
How can the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, be known? It is only through the love of Christ that we can know the love of God. The gift of Christ to man is the measure of God's love for us. We can only acknowledge that truth which is hidden in our inner-man, while it does surpass our typical ability to grasp intellectually. We can’t fully comprehend God either, but we do know that He exists and that we love and serve Him. We may not be aware of the immensity of the love of Jesus, but we do know that his love has cleansed us by His own blood.
So, it is our faith that acknowledges Christ as our Lord and Savior. In this sense, we know the love of Christ that passes knowledge - Being rooted and firmly established in love that does surpass our complete understanding, we can yet somehow grab hold of that wide, deep, unfathomable perfection of His great love for us. It is a mystery how we can know the unknowable. The influence of the Holy Spirit must teach our inner-man much more than we will ever realize intellectually in this lifetime. For now, we can lean into our faith in Jesus and be glad that we are His and He is ours!
Today’s meditation: Oh, how God lavishes His love on His own.
Memory Verse: And hope does not put to shame; because our hearts are full of the love of God through the Holy Spirit which is given to us. Romans 5:5 (BBE)