Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?…
It glorifies His omnipotence. For if creation required omnipotence, so does the new creation. It glorifies His wisdom; for what wisdom is required to "bring a clean thing out of an unclean"! To reconcile sinful man to a holy God. It glorifies His justice; for how could God have forgiven us, except at the expense of His justice, had He not received atonement in the person of Jesus; and how could He have given us any comfort in that atonement, if He had not raised Jesus from the dead, and thus show us that the price of our redemption was fully paid, and we were set free? It glorifies His truth; for God had said that it should be so, and we had to wait for the fulfilment of His promise, and in the fulness of time Jesus came, died, and rose again.
(Bp. Montagu Villiers.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?