The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling…
The effect of the Divine illumination is to enlarge our knowledge in three different directions - pointing at once to the hope that is lodged in the heart of our Divine calling, to the glory of our future inheritance, and to the greatness of the change involved in our regeneration by the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Peter reproduces exactly the same order of thought when he blessed God
(1) for having begotten us by the resurrection of Christ from the dead to a lively hope;
(2) to an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading;
(3) reserved in heaven for those who are kept by the power of God unto salvation. The ideas are presented in exactly the same order. There is a grand alliance of blessings included in the knowledge of God. - T.C.
Parallel VersesKJV: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,