Can We Measure God’s Love?

The Breadth

The Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesian church…

Ephesians 3:16-17 – “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”

…and he goes on to say this was so that they

Ephesians 3:18 – “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”

The breadth is how we measure distances from side to side and God’s love is immeasurable.

The Length

We cannot possibly measure the love of God because how can we put a value on the work of Christ on the cross? You simply cannot do it, so the length of God’s love is impossible to measure, especially considering that God separates us from our sin as far as east and west, which by the way, never meet like north and south do at the equator. The psalmist puts it this way…

Psalm 103:12 – “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

That is a length that stretches into infinity!

The Height

How high is God’s love? It is too high to measure, as the Apostle Paul wrote, and prayed…

Ephesians 3:19 – “and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

It is not humanly possible to measure the love of God, but our love for others can be measured by how we love. Do we serve, love, pray for, and encourage others? That’s a great measuring stick to show how much we love, or don’t love God.


The Apostle Paul speaks of God’s love and the hope that is found in Christ by writing to the church at Rome, saying that…

Romans 5:5 – “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Now that God has poured His love into our hearts, it’s time to share it with others!

Go with God; be good to one another; always stay humble and kind… God Bless!