Unsearchable Riches Of Christ
he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened
with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Eph. 3:16.
themes of redemption are momentous themes, and only those who are spiritually-minded
can discern their depth and significance. It is our safety, our joy, to dwell
upon the truths of the plan of salvation. Faith and prayer are necessary in
order that we may behold the deep things of God. Our minds are so bound about
by narrow ideas that we catch but limited views of the experience it is our
privilege to have...
is it that many who profess to have faith in Christ have no strength to stand
against the temptations of the enemy?—It is because they are not strengthened
with might by His Spirit in the inner man. The apostle prays “that ye,
being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints
what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love
of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness
of God.” Eph. 3:17-19. If we had this experience, we should know something
of the cross of Calvary. We would know what it means to be partakers with
Christ in His sufferings. The love of Christ would constrain us, and though
we would not be able to explain how the love of Christ warmed our hearts,
we would manifest His love in fervent devotion to His cause.
opens before the Ephesian church, in the most comprehensive language, the
marvelous power and knowledge they might possess as sons and daughters of
the Most High. It was theirs “to be strengthened with might...,”
to be “rooted and grounded in love,”...”to know the love
of Christ, which passeth knowledge.”...
Emmanuel—He in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge—to
be brought into sympathy with Him, to possess Him, as the heart opens more
and more to receive His attributes: to know His love and power, to possess
the unsearchable riches of Christ...this is the heritage of the servants of
the Lord, and “their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 114.