Ephesians 3:19-21 tells us, “and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
In verse 19 Paul prayed that believers would “know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so they could be filled with all the fullness of God.”
If we truly know the Messiah’s love that surpasses all knowledge and are filled with all the fullness of God, what qualities should we have?
Obviously, humility, gentleness, meekness and mildness should be most evident in us. And we should live and walk in obedience and repentance. And if we consider those attributes and we know that we see them in Christ, then we can be sure they should be seen in us. And not just a outward display or a persona, a facade, they must be part of our very being.
In verses 20 & 21, the apostle says, “Now in Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.”
I love that word ‘ABUNDANTLY’ as the Apostle Paul uses it in that verse. And when I consider the synonyms: copious, luxuriant, extravagant, super abounding and I think about how vast are the things that even I can ask or think, I am made more aware of His power.
Galatians 2:20 tells us that Christ lives in us, that the life we live is not us but Him in us and in Romans 8:9 says that the Spirit of Christ is in us. So there is the power, the same power that raised Christ from the dead is in us. And that word “power” is from the Greek “dynamis” and is the root word from which we get the word dynamite.
LORD God of all that is seen and unseen, we see the blue sky but cannot measure it, we see the oceans but their depths are unfathomable. Both have breadth without bounds, length without measure, and depth without a bottom and we know that Your love for us is as wide and as deep. Before time You loved us. Quicken our hearts to sing praises loud and with joyful exuberance as Paul did. Excite within us a need to praise and worship You as vast and as deep as Your love for us. We thank you for today and all the blessings You have given us through Your Word. We thank you that the power that is at work within us is You. Amen