As I have been working through memorizing Ephesians, I am stuck on the following verses. They minister to me greatly as I seek to grow in the knowledge of His love for me. I shared in a previous post, Knowing His Love, the revelation that ‘He loved us at our lowest level of sanctification’. This concept really rattles my brain. What kind of love is this?? I am awed by this love and long to know more.
I encourage you to read through the following verses and really let them sink in.
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
We were DEAD in our trespasses! Were by nature children of wrath!! He chose us, loved us, made us alive with Christ, seated us with Him!! Did I mention, while we were dead towards HIM, He did this?? That in the coming ages He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us!
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)! (Romans 11:33)