That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death;
I. IN OUR JUSTIFICATION.
II. IN OUR REGENERATION. The Divine Agent in this is He of whom Christ said, "If I go not away the Comforter will not come." So that the resurrection was essential to our being raised morally "from the death of sin to the life of righteousness."
III. IN OUR SANCTIFICATION. Our continuance and progressive growth in grace begun at regeneration is the work of the same Spirit.
IV. IN OUR CONSOLATION AND HOPE (1 Thessalonians 4; 1 Corinthians 15:1).
V. IN OUR ANTICIPATION. The moral magnet that draws up the grovelling affections and hopes of a man from earth to heaven is the risen Christ. Conclusion: We must know this power, by being justified, etc., which is the moral proof of Christ's resurrection.
(H. Stowell, M. A.)(Text in conjunction with Mark 16:3-4.)
Parallel VersesKJV: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;