In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed…
Let us observe how the operations of Divine grace are manifested in those who are the objects of it — that is, how those who are the objects of Divine grace are to be known.
I. THE POWER OF DIVINE GRACE WAS PROVED IN THEIR ATTENTION TO THE WORD PREACHED BY THE APOSTLE.
II. FAITH IN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, AND TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS, IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE POWER OF DIVINE GRACE.
III. THE POWER OF DIVINE GRACE, AND THEIR ELECTION TO THEIR INHERITANCE, WERE MANIFESTED BY THE OPERATIONS AND INFLUENCES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT UPON THEM.
(R. J. McGhee, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,