May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
From Divine love, as the root and ground of the soul's life, comes all spiritual perception. I say spiritual, as distinct from intellectual, perception. Paul says: You will net be able to comprehend the love of Christ, unless you are first rooted and grounded in it. A spiritual understanding is the opened flower of the Divine love root. Light is love's first-born child. Before one can enjoy the light of the world, he must be born of the world's love. And before we can be "light in the Lord," we must be "in the Lord," having a root and ground in us derived from Himself. Any such knowledge as the natural understanding is capable of deriving from the words of Scripture is by no means spiritual knowledge. In order to spiritual knowledge, the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, must as really shine into our hearts, as, in order to behold objects of nature, the light of the sun must shine into our eyes. If "Christ dwell in your hearts by faith," you will be "rooted and grounded in love," and as a consequence, you will be able to comprehend spiritual things. Love, then, according to our apostle, is the ground and mother of the perceptive faculty. Without fire there can be no effulgence, or radiance. As is the fire, will be the radiance. The source of mental illumination is the Son of God in the heart.
Parallel VersesKJV: May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;