The Love of God Ephesian 3:14-21 by Endurance Omboh

The Love of God Ephesian 3:14-21 by Endurance Omboh

     God has a message for the church found in Ephesians 3:14-20. The Greek word for love is “Agape.” It is not a mental knowledge or comprehension. To know the love of Christ is by revelation through the Spirit. Paul says when you get to know that love you will be filled with all the fullness of God.                                              

The Love of God is found here in four dimensions of His love:                                        

The Breadth of Love

What is the breadth of Christ love, how wide is it and who does it include? Can you comprehend that love? (John 3:16) Am I able to love everybody genuinely? In verse 19 it says that we might be filled with all the fullness of God. When we do not love, we fool ourselves. In John 1:16, the Bible says from the fullness of His grace, we have received blessing after blessing. That is what God wants for us. But you can’t give what you don’t have.

The Length of Love

How far can it go? Can it take over the worst of sinners? Can it go after the worst of failures? Paul says “I was the worst” but His love reached out to me, and saved me. Peter asked Jesus how many times can I forgive my neighbour? Is seven times enough? And Jesus answered: “No, Peter, 70 x 7 a day.” So, if you want to be filled with the fullness of God, comprehend the length of His love.

The Depth of Love

How deep is your love? The deepness here refers to the intensity of love. In Ephesians 2:4-5, “But God, who is rich in mercy for his great love wherewith he loved us.” He didn’t love us when we became good. He didn’t love us when we accepted him. But He loved us when we were dead in sin. 2 Samuel 1:1-16 is a story about David and how he showed his love for Saul, God’s anointed. In 1 Samuel 26:5-13 David could have killed Saul, but he didn’t. He was looking at Saul as the anointed king of Israel and let God deal with Saul. Even though Jonathan knew that he would never be king, he loved and supported David.

The Height of Love

Here, it is talking about the character of your love. How excellent is it? Does it exceed human weaknesses? Does it overlook human failures? What kind of love do you have? How high is your love? Is it so high that the bitterness leaves? Do we sometimes love those who love us, and hate those who hate us? Love draws us to others and others to you because everybody wants to be loved. Can you look at others and see the way that God sees them? Psalm 32:7-8

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Love is the greatest of all. God’s love remains constant for us and we must share it with others.

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