Knowing the Love of God

Ephesians 3:18–19 (ESV) … “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.”


18. That being rooted and grounded—That is, deeply fixed, and firmly established in love, ye may comprehend—So far as a human mind is capable, what is the breadth of the love of Christ—Embracing all mankind, and length—From everlasting to everlasting, and depth—Not to be fathomed by any creature, and height—Not to be reached by any enemy.


19. And to know—But the apostle corrects himself, and immediately observes, it cannot be fully known. This only we know, that the love of Christ surpasses all knowledge, that ye may be filled—Which is the sum of all, with all the fulness of God—With all his light, love, wisdom, holiness, power, and glory. A perfection far beyond a bare freedom from sin.[1]




[1] Wesley, J. (1818). Explanatory Notes upon the New Testament (Fourth American Edition, p. 511). New York: J. Soule and T. Mason.

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