Ephesians 3:18-19 (NLT)
18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
As the Apostle Paul writes the Ephesians he tells them there is more to God’s love than we can ever understand. God’s love goes beyond out comprehension, our imagination and out ability to reason. Paul as in a prayer state says, “May you experience the love of Christ, thought it is too great to full understand.” The more intimately we know Christ’s love for us, the more our love for Him will be revealed to ourselves and those who are to drawn to Him.
Webster’s defines pride as the quality or state of being proud; inordinate self esteem to the point of conceit. For one to be proud they find they are pleased with themselves. Sometimes pride becomes excessive, which is why synonyms for proud include arrogant, haughty, lordly, insolent, overbearing, supercilious and disdainful. The book of Proverbs tells us pride leads to disgrace; it leads to conflict; it is a precursor to a downfall; and it ends in humiliation. Twice in Isaiah 2 it says, “Human pride will be brought down, and human arrogance will be humbled. Only the Lord will be exalted on that day of judgment.” And while many may say they are not prideful, many of those same also believe their sins are greater than God’s love. They believe the things they have done are unforgivable. But the truth is God wants to reconcile us to Himself. God wants to forgive our sins. God wants to have a relationship with us. It is pride that stands in the way saying, how can God forgive my sin BECAUSE IT IS SO GREAT? But our God is greater than any of our sin and our God loves us beyond our comprehension. So pray your pride might be put aside to accept the love of God and Christ. Pray you will come to understand the depths of His love.