…So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
There are two different kinds of knowledge mentioned in the last lines of this passage. If we write those two different meanings into the translation it would go like this: “…to know-by-experience the love of Christ which surpasses intellectual-knowledge…”!
When you think about all the amazing things God does for us and you ask, “Why would God do that for me?”—so often the answer is simply, “Because He loves you!”
But when you go back one step further and ask, “But why does He love me?”, our minds are left groping for an answer. King David put it this way in Psalm 139—“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain to it.”
God has revealed so much of Himself to us in His Word. But He is infinite in all His ways, and there is so much beauty in what goes on in the mind and heart of God that we have not seen yet.
Take a moment to respond to the immeasurable love of God today.
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