Love Surpasses Knowledge.

Ephesians

Continuing with the Series on Ephesians this post will be speaking about Ephesians 3. To be quite honest with you this post will not be that long, the reasoning behind it is because 1. There was not that much that I took notes on and 2. Because there is one phrase that makes me just want to stop and praise God for.

Lets dig in!

As we read through Ephesians 3, I want to jump to the last third of the chapter. I am not saying that the beginning is not important by any means but the last third is where I took the most notes and where I was taken back by what it said.

Starting at verse 14, we read:

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

When I read this the first time through there was one specific group of words that stuck out to me and that I felt God saying to me and I also couldn’t help but think of a song. The song I that came to mind when reading this is entitled “Jesus Lord of Heaven” by Phil Wickham. The group of words God placed on my heart is just three simple words made into a phrase of truth; Love surpasses knowledge. At first I didn’t really know why this was placed on my heart but after reading over it again and again I began to see that if you have all the knowledge in the world but don’t have love then everything will fall apart. See the word stands true in that, love surpasses knowledge. If you love then all the knowledge you have will be useful and instead of falling apart things will be built up, if that makes sense. As I write this post I encourage you to respond with your thoughts on this passage from Ephesians.

In conclusion, I pray that you take the rest of the day to just sit and meditate on God to see how great His love really is. I pray that the knowledge you have is backed by love and that the will of God will be evident in your life. May God bless you today and the days to come.

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4 responses to “Love Surpasses Knowledge.

  1. Love that surpasses knowledge is built on knowledge, on knowing Christ Jesus and the Father by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit revealing His truth through the Word of God.

    John 17:3″ And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

    1 John 4:7-11 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

    Our ability to love is given to us by God through faith in His Son Jesus Christ and His finished work on our behalf. Without knowing Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savior we cannot know God and the love that God has for us. Without the knowledge of the love that God has for us then we cannot love others. We cannot know of the love of God apart from His Son and His divine revelation in His Word the Bible. We cannot know the truth without the Holy Spirit. We receive the Holy Spirit when we repent of our sins and place our faith in Jesus Christ and what He has done for us as told to us in the Scriptures. The love that Christ has for us goes beyond knowledge, it is all encompassing: succoring, surrounding, supporting, supplying,satisfying, sustaining. The love that we have is based on the knowledge given to us in the revealed Word of God, knowing God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son, knowing what Christ has done for us, knowing the love of God given to us at all times through His Son, and knowing that the Holy Spirit empowers us to love as God loved. God bless you:)

  2. Eliza,
    I would like to first thank you for such a beautiful comment. It really makes me happy seeing others read my posts and to hear what God has put on their mind. My prayer for you is to keep striving to seek Christ in all aspects of life and to pursue Christ like He pursues you everyday. I pray that you as well as others can go and boldly proclaim His name and share His love amongst your peers! God bless you and have a great rest of your week.

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