The Spirit-inspired prayer of Paul in Ephesians 3.14-21 is breathtaking, beloved. There is no way that I could even scratch the surface of the weightiness and vastness of what is being taught here. Human language falls so far short of this revelation of God towards us.
Two things jump out at me in this prayer. They are the two phrases “the fullness of God” and “the glory of God.” The fullness of God is specifically mentioned in verse 19. The glory of God is most certainly implied in verse 21. Think about those two phrases for a moment. Now ponder in your heart what those two phrases mean. Now ask yourself what kind of an impact do those two phrases have in the molding of your life. How do those two phrases change your perspective in life? How do those two phrases affect the decisions that you make in life?
What could possibly be more satisfying in life here on earth than being filled with the fullness of God? What purpose in life could be more glorious than living for the glory of God? As we connect these two phrases into one closing thought, we realize that the divine purpose for us being filled with the fullness of God is that we might live for the glory of God. And of His (The Lord Jesus) fullness have we received, and grace for grace (John 1.17). Not unto us, not unto us, but unto Thy Name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth’s sake. (Psalm 115.1). May each one of you be filled with the fulness of God for the glory of God today!
Dear Pastor Ray, a quick note to let you know I read Sela everyday. I am thankful for your ministry. I am attending @ Webster Bible Church. I have just begun attending a small growth group. Will probably stay there. Always have a place in my heart for Koinonia. I pray for you and Pastor Ben and Tony. The elders and Deacons and Worship Team. All our families. May God be glorified in and through us because of the love.of Christ in us! God bless you all in Christ. Wayne Marzano
Thank you Wayne!