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2023 - Satisfied with Unending Love

2023 - Satisfied with Unending Love
Ephesians 3:14-19.

Praise God! Happy new year!!!

One of our favourite eat-out places as a student was Cosmo. My friends and I loved Cosmo because it was a buffet restaurant that offered world cuisines. So we often went hungry and prepared. The downside was that no matter how hungry we came, we always left the building staring at the other varieties of food we hadn't tasted. We were filled but never satisfied.

But there's a filling that satisfies - God's unending love.

After an encouraging letter to the wondering Gentile Church at Ephesus to remind them that in Christ they are one with the Jews and share the same promise in Christ (v6), Paul prays for the church (and a prayer for us) that by the power of the Holy Spirit:
  • Christ would dwell in our hearts through faith, v16-17.
    • Dwell (not visit) speaks of the continuous presence of Jesus by His Spirit.

  • We would be rooted in, know and be filled with the love of Christ, v18-19.
    • From having our roots in God's love to grasping the unending nature of this love - how wide, long, high and deep - to being filled.
The filling here of God's unending love is "to the measure of ALL the fullness of God" (v19). Unlike the Cosmo experience, God's unending love is an absolute satisfaction - we taste all the fullness through His Word and Spirit. God loves you!

Reflect & Pray
How does knowing that God's love truly satisfies encourage you? In what areas of life might you need to apply this truth?
I pray that Christ will dwell in our hearts through faith, and we will be satisfied with God's unending love by His Spirit's power, amen.

God bless you exceedingly,
Sam.

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