“…to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19, NKJV)
Paul believes that only by God’s grace could one as unworthy as he be given the work of taking the gospel to the Gentiles. He believes also that only by God’s power will he be fruitful in that work. God’s plan of uniting all believers in one church in and through Christ displays to people and to angels his great wisdom. This encourages Christians in their everyday lives, for if God is so wise and powerful, they know that they can enter into his presence at all times without fear or doubt. They therefore should not be discouraged, as some in Ephesus were when they heard that their apostle was in prison.
The one to whom Paul prays is the Father of all who believe, whether Jews or Gentiles. This one is the true Father. Everything in the universe has its origin in him. Even earthly fathers and their families exist only because there is a heavenly Father and his family. Let us ask our heavenly Father that we his children might be strengthened inwardly through allowing the Spirit of Christ within us to control us. As we understand more of Christ’s love, we will grow to be more like him in our lives (3:7-19).
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