Wednesday, January 14, 2015

M'Cheyne: the vastness

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Commemoration of Richard Meux Benson, Founder of the Society of St John the Evangelist, 1915
    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
    —Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)
    Paul says: “The love of Christ passeth knowledge.” It is like the blue sky into which you may see clearly, but the real vastness of which you cannot measure.
    ... Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-1843), The Works of the Late Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne, New York: R. Carter, 1847, p. 435 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 38:17; Rom. 8:35-39; 2 Cor. 5:14; Eph. 3:16-19; 1 John 4:9-10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your love exceeds all my needs.
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