For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ……. that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Eph.3:14-19
Understanding God’s love is very important in our faith walk with God. You cannot fully comprehend faith in God and the provisions of salvation if you do not understand the love of God. His love forms the basis of our faith in Him and the reason why we can trust Him with our lives.
His love is beyond human comprehension because the best of God’s love was expressed to us while we were still His enemies:
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom.5:7-8
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Rom.8:32
No wonder our faith in Him only finds expression through walking in love. Nothing else counts in our relationship with God except done and motivated by love.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. Gal.5:6
To fully grasp His love, we must spend time to understand what Paul prayed about in Eph.3 asking for a revelation of the dimension of God’s love. This is important so that the enemy would not deceive us out of God’s love.
THE WIDTH OF THE LOVE OF GOD: God’s love is available to everyone and anyone at anytime they yield to Him. His love does not discriminate against anyone. All you need to do is to accept His sacrifice on the cross on your behalf.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jhn.3:16
“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. Jhn.6:37
THE LENGTH OF THE LOVE OF GOD: God’s love for us extends beyond time. His love goes all the way and is available to us till the end. God does not abandon us at anytime except we choose to abandon Him. There is nothing you can do now that will make God to love you more or less. The love of God goes beyond your shortcomings, mistakes, situations etc.
The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jer.31:3 …. having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. Jhn.13:1
THE DEPTH OF THE LOVE OF GOD: His love is so deep because He can go to any extent to save you. God is aware of your challenges, don’t let the devil confuse you and snatch your joy away. He will always show up for you.
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matt.10:29-31
THE HEIGHT OF THE LOVE OF GOD: God’s love for us is so intense that He does not just accept us but elevates us into Sons.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore, the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1Jhn.3:1
Beloved, you can fully trust in His love. It’s more than enough!
You are blessed.