17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Christ dwells in our hearts by faith. I have talked to so many people and told them how Christ changed my life. Some of them will tell me that they were glad that I found religion, but it was my decision to make these changes that made the difference. That is so untrue. They just don’t understand the difference that Christ makes when we accept him into our hearts by faith. Faith in the transforming power of Jesus Christ, and the fact that he comes and dwells within us when we ask him to, is the power behind the transformation in a Christian. And it doesn’t just last for a few days. It lasts the rest of our lives. As long as we have a desire to grow, God will continue to move in our lives and increase our faith and our knowledge of Him. By faith Christ lives in our hearts.
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Do you comprehend what is a breath, the length, the depth, and the height of that love? How far do we really need to reach in love? God reached all the way down from heaven! Should we do any less? Can you tell me anybody that you know that doesn’t need love? Our mission, and God’s will, is that we spread the love of Christ to all we meet.If we don’t understand how far we need to reach out and love then we will never reach far enough. God requires us to reach out to everybody and share His love. That’s what we have to comprehend. Now I don’t know that I will ever be able to fully comprehend why he loves us so much. I mean, we are His creation but we are so undeserving of His love. I was a wretched sinner before I came to Christ. I did not deserve any bit of His love. But He loved me while I was still a sinner. How much more should I love others on this Earth with the love He has given to me. He did not give me His love to just hold onto it. He gave me His love to share!
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.