Context: After explaining the believer’s position before God through Christ, Paul shares another prayer that he has for them.
Ephesians 3:14-19 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
- Christ dwelling in our hearts through faith is a result of God’s work through His Spirit.
- Comprehending the love of God (that surpasses all knowledge) comes from being rooted and grounded in love.
- We are filled with all the fullness of God when we comprehend the love of Christ.
- Paul prays that God would do the above in the lives of those in Ephesus.
Application: Today, I will pray this over my immediate family, my church family at PCBC and the universal church in Dallas and beyond.
Do you believe that you can be filled with all the fullness of God? Are you living and praying towards that end?