16 Mar

I pray that you will know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. Ephesians 3:18

What is knowledge? Of course, it is based on the word “know, ” which suggests being aware through inquiry or observation or function. An example may be that we know how to do something, or we know a fact or a piece of data or information. The word know can also suggest having a relationship with someone such as we know our friends, we know some acquaintances, or we know a business.

Some say, “Knowledge is power.” Sir Francis Bacon from the 1500s is often credited for that statement. How’s that for legacy and longevity?

But in today’s writing from Paul to the church in Ephesus, there is a hidden tug on our hearts through Paul’s prayer that the love of Christ is so powerful, we can hardly “know” it. Other scriptures tell us of Christ’s love:

1 John 4:19 

We love because he first loved us.

Romans 8:35 

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Romans 8:37 

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

There is beauty, power and Grace in Christ’s love. And… who does not need that richness in life?

Who would benefit from such knowledge?

Can you share with someone today?


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