Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
I. THE EXPERIENCE — "Fruits of righteousness." Righteousness is right-mindedness.
1. Integrity is the fruit toward God and man.
2. Tenderness of conscience.
3. With these and other virtues we are to be filled.
4. Although the world may reproach us.
II. THE MEANS — Union with Christ. Granted this, good works are inevitable, as a good tree must produce good fruits.
III. THE END. God can take delight in nothing but holiness. It is His own nature.
(J. Summerfield, A. M.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.