That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…
Dwell for a moment on —
1. The ground of this hope. His calling! May He not do as He will with His own?
2. The grace of this hope. "The God of all grace has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus" (1 Peter 5:10). When the Lord Jesus Christ "called blind Bartimeus" (Matthew 20:32), He also "commanded him to be called" (Mark 10:29); and He further commanded him to be brought unto Him (Luke 18:40). And thus it was with our apostle himself. "It pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, to reveal His Son in me" (Galatians 1:15).
3. The objects of this hope. "Whom He did foreknow, them He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren. Moreover, whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified" (Romans 8:29, 30).
4. The subject of this hope. "Christ in you, the hope of glory: whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus" (Colossians 1:27, 28).
(M. Rainsford, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: