Ephesians 3:17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

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Pauls prayer is that Christ would continually  dwell in our hearts. Not by head knowledge but by Faith in our hearts.  This is another petition put up by the apostle for the Ephesians, which is for the inhabitation of Christ in them: the inhabitant Christ is he who dwells in the highest heavens, who dwell in the Father, and the Father in him, in whom all fulness dwells. To think our once depraved hearts now renewed by a work of grace that Jesus Christ may dwell in our hearts. This by the gift of Faith and why?  That you, being rooted and grounded in love, agape love;  love that is unconditional, unending. In love to God, and one another; for faith and love go together; and love is sometimes weak, and needs to establish, and what serves to root and ground us in it, are the discoveries of God’s love, To know and understand love we must first know and understand God’s love.  God loved the unlovable, God love when we hated him. God ‘s love is unconditional. God’s love is unwarranted. God’s love is patient. God’s love is kind. God’s love never envies or boast. God’s love never shows arrogance or is rude. God’s love doesn’t display selfessness  and does nor irritate. God’s love would never rejoice in wrongdoing but always rejoice with the truth.  This is in itself immovable and immutable, but saints have not always the manifestations of it, and sometimes call it in question, and have need to be rooted and grounded in it; which is to have a living sense of it, and to be persuaded of  it, and that nothing shall be able to separate us from it.

Gregory Lane