God’s Renewing Word of Unity in Christ Jesus
Ephesians 3:14-21: Today’s reading concludes the chapter with Paul’s prayer, attesting to the breadth and depth of Christ’s love—a love that Paul wants all to know.
The Love of Christ
14For this reason I fall on my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its true name. 16I ask God from the wealth of his glory to give you power through his Spirit to be strong in your inner selves, 17and I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through faith. I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love, 18 so that you, together with all God’s people, may have the power to understand how broad and long, how high and deep, is Christ’s love. 19Yes, may you come to know his love—although it can never be fully known—and so be completely filled with the very nature of God.
20To him who by means of his power working in us is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think of: 21to God be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever! Amen.
Today’s Key Verse: Ephesians 3:21
. . . to God be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever! Amen.
Reread verses 14-19. What is at the heart of Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians? Consider copying verses 20 and 21 on an index card (or on a mobile or electronic device) that you can keep with you as a reminder of Christ’s abundant love for you.
Lord Jesus, make your home in my heart so that I grow in faith day by day and stay rooted in your rich and everlasting love. Amen.
Ephesians 4:1-16: The apostle Paul describes the unity that is shared by believers in the body of Christ.