Rooted and Established
Passages: Ephesians 3 & Psalm 9
If we seek to understand God merely by intellect we find ourselves limited and sorely disappointed by our lack of capacity. Much like water droplets in hot oil is our knowledge compared to the vastness and holiness of our God. Knowledge is impressive and people take notice, but knowledge will not sufficiently explain the mystery of an Almighty God to our satisfaction.
Job 11:7–9 says, “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths of the grave—what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.”
In Christ, we find satisfaction to our searching. Jesus is the image of the invisible God. Jesus allows us to see what God is like. In the midst of our biggest questions we see Jesus, Creator of the Universe, born as a baby in a manger, living a perfect, sinless life, dying to pay for our sin, so that we might understand fully that God loves us and has a purpose for our lives. In Jesus we can understand fully that God is love.
Let it not be said of us that we were rooted and established in our intellect, but, rather, let us be rooted and established in the love of Christ. The love of Christ is action. Let us be rooted in the kind of love that takes action.
Ephesians 3:17–19 says, “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.”
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