God is love. This truth is simple and profound.
Paul prayed that the saints would be rooted and grounded in love and be able to comprehend the breadth, length, height, and depth of love.
He prayed they would know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge and be filled up to all the fullness of God (Eph 3:18-19).
“Knowing the love of Christ” is not referring to one’s human love for Christ but knowing God’s love through Christ. This kind of love “surpasses knowledge.” It involves fellowship with Christ revealing the Father’s love.
God does not share, like other beings, the quality of being a loving being.
God is love; it is His very nature.
Like the holiness of God, the love of God can only be partly comprehended by human understanding from what has been revealed and is being confirmed in the heart.
Some philosophers assume God’s love can be understood inferentially from humanity’s love. However, Brunner insists that “It is not that we already know what…