Ephesians 6:24 (ESV) – Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.
As Paul concludes Ephesians, he gives a simple benediction wishing grace on the people. In particular, grace on the people who love Jesus with love incorruptible or “with an undying love (NIV)”. If this is a conditional statement of grace, then we find ourselves in trouble as our own love falls short of this. But rather than being a statement of condition, it is a call, a charge, a blessing and encouragement that grace is ours to love Jesus now the way we will love him forever, in incorruption.
There was a praise song we used to sing in the 90’s based on this verse.
Grace, grace to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
Give me an undying love for You,
Lord won’t You set my heart aflame,
With passion for Your name?
Give me an undying love for You, …
We see in the lyrics of this song an asking, a seeking to receive from the Lord this undying love for him. For those of us who remember worshipping on our campuses, on Sundays at UMBC with this song, has not the Lord answered us with such grace to love him with an undying love? Let us ask and seek in prayer today … “Lord, more grace, more love for You.”