Ephesians 3:14-21 | Day Seven
By: Sophie DeMuth | To download this series in it's entirety, click here.
"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ..." - Ephesians 3:18-19
Jot down some of the key points Paul discussed about delivering God’s marvelous grace and truth to both the Jew and Gentile alike from yesterday's passage.
Since we may approach God with freedom and confidence, settle into His presence, put away distractions, and ask God to be present in your time in the Word today.
Read Ephesians 3:14–21. Paul begins with “for this reason…” What’s the reason he’s referring to (see 3:1–13)?
When Paul says God’s “glorious riches” in verse 16, what is he talking about? What has he described as “riches” earlier in the book (see 1:7 and 2:7)?
Verse 16 talks about the power of the Holy Spirit. Look back at 1:19–20, 2:22, and 3:12. Make a list of all the things God gives us through the power of the Holy Spirit found in these verses and in 3:16–17. As you read over your list, what excites you the most about the Holy Spirit? Why?
Read Ephesians 3:14–21 again. What does it mean to be rooted in love (v.17)?
Verse 18 also talks about power. What is this power rooted in? Who do we have power with? What does this power help us grasp?
Paul prays for the Ephesians to be filled with all the fullness of God. What do you think it means to be filled with the fullness of God? How does that relate to being rooted in love?
How have you embraced God’s love for you? In what ways do you struggle to understand His love?
What might change about your day or week if you were truly filled with God’s love at all times?
Read verses 20 and 21. What’s the craziest thing you’ve asked God for? What might it look like for God to do immeasurably more than what you could ever ask or imagine? How does that truth make you feel?
Again, Paul points back to God’s glory in verse 21. How could you use your life, resources, time, energy, friendships, schoolwork, practices, or job to glorify God this week?
As you write down the memory verse, pray that God would establish and root you in His love. Pray for opportunities to share His love at school this week. Thank Him for the gift of the Holy Spirit and ask Him to empower you to glorify Him throughout the day.