Issue 546 – Verse of the Week

June 9th – June 15th, 2022


To know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.   Ephesians 3:19

Fill My Cup, Lord

Jesus Christ loves those who love Him. He also loves those who hate Him, even those who jeer and mock Him. He reaches out to obnoxious, unholy, unworthy, sinful people. He reaches out to the downcast and the outcast, the unwanted, and the unimportant. He reaches out in love to those who are overlooked, forgotten, and unloved. Then He calls those who have experienced His transforming love to do the same (Matthew 22:39-40). There is a phrase in the familiar Psalm 23, “My cup overflows.” Loving others can only come from an overflowing cup—but, praise God, that is His promise to all believers. Cast off the view of both the pessimist who sees your cup as half-empty and the optimist who sees it as half-full. When God fills your cup, it overflows. As the chorus of the hymn says, “Fill my cup, Lord. I lift it up, Lord. Come and quench this thirsting of my soul. Bread of Heaven, feed me ’til I want no more. Fill my cup, lift me up, and make me whole.” 

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