Ephesians 3:17-19 – The Love Of God

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Have you ever stopped to try to imagine the Love of God? It’s a tremendous thought that the Love of God is greater than we can ever comprehend. It’s not a love based on performance. God doesn’t love us more if we perform better or less if we perform poorer. God’s love can’t be bought with riches or treasures. It can’t be purchased with kingdoms and power.

God’s love is not something that can be changed or manipulated, nor will God use love to change and manipulate you.

God’s love is not something that is fickle. He will not stop loving you at a moments notice for no reason whatsoever. You will not be left out on the streets because God was in a bad mood that day. God doesn’t punish us by withholding his love.

God does not love in the way we love.

Aren’t you glad?!

I know I am. I fail every day at being a loving father and husband. I fail at being a loving pastor and leader. If this world depended on my ability to love, we’d all be sunk. In fact, if my family depended on my ability to love, we would be a disaster.

So, this is my prayer for you and me today. That we will be rooted and established in the Love of God. That we may gain a deeper, more rooted understanding of that love every day and that we will be filled to overflowing with that love.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Today, I hope you will take comfort and encouragement from the Love of God. And if you’re having a hard time getting an understanding of just how great that love is, maybe this will help:

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

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Author: David Lindner

I am blessed to be able to serve SixEight as the Lead Pastor. I am humbled to have been brought into this role and am very excited about what God wants to do in me and us through this. I grew up in the church and have been a worship pastor for the last decade. I am married to a wonderful woman and have four amazing children.

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