But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
I. BECAUSE REWARD WILL BE ACCORDING TO CHARACTER AND WORK,
II. IT WILL NOT BE OF DESERT, BUT OF GRACE,
III. EVERY SAINT WILL RECEIVE WHAT IS ESSENTIAL TO HIS HAPPINESS, USEFULNESS, AND SPIRITUAL ADVANCEMENT,
IV. BUT THERE WILL BE DEGREES IN THE GLORY AND BLESSEDNESS OF THE REDEEMED.
1. Reflecting the manifold glory of God.
2. Correcting and compensating the inequalities of time.
3. Stimulating to nobler attainment. - M.
Parallel VersesKJV: But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.