Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.
So much of the Spirit of grace and truth as we have here, is but the earnest and handsel of a greater sum, the seed and first fruits of a fuller harvest. Therefore the apostle mentions "a growing" change from glory to glory by the Spirit of God. We must not expect a fulness till "the time of the restitution of all things," till that day of redemption and adoption, wherein the light, which is here but sown for the righteous, shall grow up into a full harvest of holiness and of glory.
Parallel VersesKJV: Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.