January 11, 2017
When Paul prays in his letters, we get a special insight into the man. In Ephesians 3, we see Paul’s selflessness: he humbly sought God, not for himself, but for the ones he served. Specifically, as Alistair Begg explains, Paul prayed for their spiritual vitality. This included prayers for their strength, which was to come from the Spirit, and their shared recognition of the unspeakable love of Christ, which knows no bounds.
14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family3 in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
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