According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always…
I. "EXPECTATION" AND "HOPE" ARE WORDS WHICH CONNECT THE HEART WITH THE FUTURE.
II. NO POWER CAN SO LIGHT UP THE FUTURE AND THROW OVER IT THE HUES OF IMMORTAL BEAUTY AS CHILDLIKE TRUST IN GOD.
III. THE UNEXPECTANT AND HOPELESS MAN IS LIVING ONLY HALF A LIFE; but he who is living on false hopes and expectations is wasting life.
IV. IT IS RIGHT THAT THE BODY SHOULD BE TURNED TO MORAL ACCOUNT. Christ purchased the whole man. The passions are not to have their own wild way. The blood is not to be the master of the man.
V. THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING READY FOR LIFE OR DEATH.
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.