Daily Bread

Fullness of Love – Ephesians 3:19

“and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:19

The grace and knowledge of Christ have become our cornerstone for He indeed alone is our cornerstone. We are called to always love, to always show the love of Christ towards others. The church we belong to today is a gift of God to us so that we will experience His pure love towards His church and as a church, we will be able to reflect His love towards others. Now, as time goes by, we grow to be lax with our faith. We don’t even know where to stand anymore. 

We will just say that as long as we have faith in Christ, we will be saved. Indeed, that is the only way for us to be saved. However, the challenging part of being a Christian is truly knowing and understanding what it really means to be a Christian and knowing if we are still Christian. Indeed, no one can ever separate us from the love of Christ, but we can walk away from Him. Now, this proves that claiming that we are Christians and having faith in Him does not really guarantee that we are truly believing in Him. 

One of the best talents we have as human beings is the ability to remain hypocrites and pretentious. We become so pretentious to the point that we even deceive ourselves. So, we must remember how God carefully divides Christians and non- Christians. He really made a thick line between them and being a Christian means following Christ. Thus, if we are not following Christ and we are still living our lives without God, then we truly are not Christians. 

Therefore, we are so focused on claiming that we are Christians but we forget the qualities of being a Christian so we can assess ourselves. Now, Paul wants to remind us through our verse today that may Christ dwell on hearts richly. May we be rooted and established in love. The verse specifically focuses then on the love that we will be able to show towards others. Paul was not just talking about the love we have for each other or the love that we know. However, Paul was specifically talking about the love that surpassed knowledge. 

This is the love that we can only find in God. It can surpass knowledge because we can never fathom the love Christ has for us when He died while we were still sinners. We are undeserving of this love and we can never grasp how this love works. Indeed, we can never understand anything that is beyond our capabilities. So, with this verse, we are encouraged and blessed by Paul that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. May we be filled with His complete love that although we don’t understand it, may we be filled with it.

So, whenever we are filled with it, we will be overflowing with it. It is a love that is beyond our understanding, it is a love that only through Christ we can understand and experience. Now, with this love, may we be able to show this towards others too with the help of God. We are now filled with it, we will be able to manifest it too for we are overflowing.


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