2 Corinthians 9:13-14
Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection to the gospel of Christ…
We have here —
I. A SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES — "The gospel of Christ." And what is the gospel? It is, in short, a proclamation.
1. A full salvation.
2. A finished salvation.
3. A free salvation.
4. An infallible and eternal salvation.
II. AN EPITOME OF CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE. "Your subjection."
1. This carries with it a supposition that man likes not the gospel of Christ naturally. And never will depravity give way until it is brought into subjection to the gospel of Christ.
2. The proof of this subjection is the being made willing to submit to the humiliating plan of salvation, and this is illustrated in the case of St. Paul.
III. AN EXHIBITION OF CHRISTIAN PRACTICE — "your professed subjection." There is then to be a profession of religion. If retirement, if solitary communion with God had been all that was necessary, He would have appointed us to live in solitude rather than in communities.
(R. C. Dillon, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
WEB: seeing that through the proof given by this service, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the Good News of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all;