Ephesians 3:19 - The Love of Christ and the Fullness of God.

Eph.3:19: The Love of Christ and the Fullness of God.

Eph 3:19 (KJV)  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth 
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 

Eph 3:19 (TEV)  Yes, 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.  

Surpasses Knowledge; Not unknowable, but so great that it cannot 
be completely known. [NIV SB] 

Before we can have any right idea of the love of Jesus, we must 
understand His previous glory in its height of majesty, and His incarnation 
upon the earth in all its depths of shame.  But who can tell us the 
majesty of Christ?  When He was enthroned in the highest heavens He was 
very God of very God; by Him were the heavens made, and all the hosts 
thereof.  His own almighty arm upheld the spheres; the praises of 
cherubim and seraphim perpetually surrounded Him; the full chorus of the 
hallelujahs of the universe unceasingly flowed to the foot of His throne: He 
reigned supreme above all His creatures, God over all, blessed for ever. 
 Who can tell His height of glory then?  And who, on the other 
hand, can tell how low He descended?  To be a man was something, to be 
a man of sorrows was far more; to bleed, and die, and suffer, 
these were much for Him who was the Son of God; but to suffer such 
unparalleled agony - to endure a death of shame and desertion by His Father, 
this is a depth of condescending love which the most inspired mind 
must utterly fail to fathom.  Herein is love! and truly it is love 
that "passeth knowledge."  O let this love full our hearts with 
adoring gratitude, and lead us to practical manifestations of its power. 
 [Charles Spurgeon; Time with God devotional SB] 

We shall understand God's compassion just in proportion as we 
appreciate His sacrifice for us. As we search the word of God in humility 
of heart, the grand theme of redemption will open to our research. 
It will increase in brightness as we behold it, and as we aspire to 
grasp it, its height and depth will ever increase.  
Our life is to be bound up with the life of Christ; we are to 
draw constantly from Him, partaking of Him, the living Bread that 
came down from heaven, drawing from a fountain ever fresh, ever 
giving forth its abundant treasures. If we keep the Lord ever before 
us, allowing our hearts to go out in thanksgiving and praise to Him, 
we shall have a continual freshness in our religious life. Our 
prayers will take the form of a conversation with God as we would talk 
with a friend. He will speak His mysteries to us personally. Often 
there will come to us a sweet joyful sense of the presence of Jesus. 
Often our hearts will burn within us as He draws nigh to commune with 
us as He did with Enoch. When this is in truth the experience of 
the Christian, there is seen in his life a simplicity, a humility, 
meekness, and lowliness of heart, that show to all with whom he associates 
that he has been with Jesus and learned of Him.  COL128-130 

"The fullness of God" is fully expressed only in Christ 
(Colossians 2:9, 10). In union with Christ and through his empowering 
Spirit, we are complete. We have all the fullness of God available to 
us. But we must appropriate that fullness through faith and through 
prayer as we daily live for him.  [Life Application SB]