Devotional 5/1/20

Ephesians 3:14-21

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

The love of Christ includes all, extends from eternity to eternity, seats us in heaven, and reaches down to our alienated position. God’s love doesn’t make sense because it is beyond our comprehension. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been wrong before. Christ, however, has never been wrong and never will be wrong. We should rely on Christ’s judgement and not our own. While it may not make sense to us as to why God may do something, we must trust that His judgment and justice is beyond what we can comprehend.

The bible is truth that withstands time. It doesn’t change with the norms of society. It’s not a book that we get to pick the good parts to share but leave out the parts that we may not agree with. Christ is the perfect judge, and his understanding is outside of our plane of existence. We have to trust God, that He is right, and humble ourselves into submission of Him.

What does it look like to trust God?

Is there anything in the bible that you have a hard time believing?

What are some ways in which we can give God control of our lives?

Published by thechapelyouth

Chapel of the Lake Youth Group in Lake Saint Louis, MO

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