THE SWEETEST OF ALL LOVES

The love of Christ which passeth knowledge.
EPH. 3:19
This is one of those passages that causes us to think about the incredible greatness of our God. His majesty is impossible to describe, we touch the edge of it only by revelation and that by grace through faith. Paul says that all of creation can’t even portray this greatness. The heights of the heavens, the depths of the ocean, and the expanse of the horizon still fall short of telling the greatness of His love. Paul’s prayer is that we would explore the height, the depth, and the width of His love. Only then can we begin to know the unknowable and begin to be filled with the fullness of God. As we drink in His great love for us we are drinking in His Spirit. It is in drinking that we expand our capacity for His love and begin our great exploration that can never end. It is impossible to become bored with God, His greatness never ends. In other words, eternity will be a never ending unfolding of the glory of God to His sons and daughters. The further we go, the greater the experience and enjoyment. Here is how Charles Spurgeon describes this verse.

“When he was enthroned in the highest heavens he was very God of very God; by him were the heavens made, and all the hosts thereof. His own almighty arm upheld the spheres; the praises of cherubim and seraphim perpetually surrounded him; the full chorus of the hallelujahs of the universe unceasingly flowed to the foot of his throne: he reigned supreme above all his creatures, God over all, blessed for ever. Who can tell his height of glory then? And who, on the other hand, can tell how low he descended? To be a man was something, to be a man of sorrows was far more; to bleed, and die, and suffer, these were much for him who was the Son of God; but to suffer such unparalleled agony-to endure a death of shame and desertion by his Father, this is a depth of condescending love which the most inspired mind must utterly fail to fathom. Herein is love! and truly it is love that passeth knowledge. O let this love fill our hearts with adoring gratitude, and lead us to practical manifestations of its power.”
So go ahead, launch out into the deep. It’s in that place of deep calling out to deep that our hunger and thirst begins to be satisfied. This is what we were created for; nothing less can ever be enough. We were made for this journey, the journey into the depths of His great love.

2 Replies to “THE SWEETEST OF ALL LOVES”

  1. HALLELUJAH, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY…PRAISE YOU, KING OF KINGS, JESUS!
    I LOVE YOU, KEEP FILLING ME UP KING, OVERFLOWING ALL IN YOU. πŸ™‚
    BUBBLING UP ALL IN YOU.
    YOU ARE GLORIOUS/AWESOME!!! πŸ™‚

    PASTOR FRANK, LOVE YOU too, HALLELUJAH. Have a blessed and FILLED DAY IN OUR KING OF KINGS, JESUS… Whewhoo HALLELUJAH. πŸ™‚

  2. There was a time when the statement “God loves you” I just took as yeah, I know. Maybe it is because here in New Orleans that statement is as common as Hello.
    I still do not fully comprehend His love for me but after He explained His love for me the “which passths knowledge” is an understatement. Just thinking about it takes my breath away.

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