And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.…
I. OUR FAITH IN CHRIST'S DIVINITY IS MADE SURE. He who said, "I came down from heaven," spoke also of the Ascension as the means whereby the doubts of His disciples should be removed (John 6:38, 51, 61-69.).
II. OUR HOPE IN HIS PROMISES IS STRENGTHENED. Where He is gone we shall also go, since He is gone as our first-fruits, and to prepare a place for us.
III. OUR LOVE IS INFLAMED. By His going up into heaven our hearts are raised in expectation to the same place, and our love is kindled by the fire of the Holy Spirit He sends down from thence.
(W. Denton, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.