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Thought For Today: “The Full Extent of God’s Love”
“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.” (Ephesians 3:17b-18)
We really don’t have anything to compare God’s love to. We can’t compare it to the love of a parent or a spouse. God’s love is beyond comparison, which is what Paul is telling us.
Even though we slap Him in the face with purposeful sin. Even though we speak irreverently about Him in jokes and exclamations. He still loves us. What is the depth of God’s love for us?
“God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
I love what Corrie ten Boom said about the depth of God’s love. She said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”
As far as the breadth of God’s love, it is so wide that it takes in everyone, no matter his or her race, gender, language, or religious practice.
The width of God’s love is found in Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
And so, to grasp how wide, long, high, and deep the love of Christ is, go to the cross and look at His outstretched arms as He says, “This much.”
Wednesday Evening Bible Study