SUNDAY, JUNE 3
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-19
Here in Ephesians 3 Paul is praying his second prayer for our development. In the second prayer we find the same goal we found in the first prayer. These verses say, “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Here again our topic of fullness is clearly highlighted! How can we escape the fact that God has a goal for us, and that goal is that we demonstrate the fullness of Christ? So far it is in every chapter of the book of Ephesians. What are we to do with that? Accept it! Believe it! Is there a pattern for building relationship that sustains this goal? That pattern may exist in the order of the Sonship Gifts as they are presented.