Paul speaks of it as a knowable fact and one he himself knew—that Jesus Christ loved him and gave himself for him. He is not speaking, now, of the love of benevolence that the Lord Jesus Christ has toward all people, or even of that aspect of his work that bears on every creature under heaven. He is thinking of that special love, that Grace which had come to him. That is the point around which our thoughts are to gather as we meditate on Paul's words, “who loved me and gave himself for me.” The Apostle knew Christ had loved him and had given himself for him. And we, also, may know it.