To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.
Payson, when dying, expressed himself with great earnestness respecting the grace of God as exercised in saving lost men, and seemed particularly affected that it should be bestowed on one so ill-deserving as himself. "Oh, how sovereign! Oh, how sovereign! Grace is the only thing that can make us like God. I might be dragged through heaven, earth, and hell, and I should be still the same sinful, polluted wretch, unless God Himself should renew and cleanse me."
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.