Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:…
I. THE TITLE HE GIVES TO GOD. "The God of patience and consolation," i.e., a God that —
1. Bears with us.
2. Gives us patience and comfort.
II. THE MERCY HE BEGS OF GOD.
1. The foundation of Christian love and peace is laid in likemindedness.
2. This likemindedness must be according to Christ.
3. It is the gift of God.
III. THE END OF HIS DESIRE. That God may be glorified —
1. By Christian unity.
2. As the Father of Christ.
Parallel VersesKJV: Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: