But I would you should understand, brothers…
I. CANNOT ARREST THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.
II. ARE THE PROMISE OF FUTURE GLORY.
III. ARE MORE HONOURABLE THAN AN IMPERIAL CROWN, for —
1. They are worn in the service of the King of kings.
2. Worn in royal spirit.
3. Made the means of confirming others.
4. Overruled for the extension of the kingdom.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;