I love the way this prayer begins to end with Paul asking God for strength to comprehend the love of Christ. Here is the way that the Greek is translated:
exischuō: to have full strength, that is, be entirely competent; be able.I think that it takes spiritual strength to comprehend God's love. Sacrificial love simply does not make sense to our minds.. especially when the sacrifice is for the sake of an enemy. I think this is why we need spiritual strength to comprehend this kind of love.
Father we ask you to open our eyes to the pain of our enemies and give us strength to comprehend Your love for them. Give us hearts of compassion for them.
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