For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,…
A great prayer all through. This may be seen from —
I. THE IDEAL IT PRESENTS. The loftiest possibilities of the Christian life are conceived of as open to Gentile equally with Jew.
II. THE PETITION IT EMBODIES.
1. Spiritual life as a whole is besought of God as His gift.
2. It is through the continuous operation of the Divine Being that spiritual life is sustained and advanced.
3. Yet is the growth of the spiritual life conceived of as involving the activity of the subject in whom it is manifested. Faith, love, and hope, are active principles in every child of God.
III. THE PLEA IT URGES.
(A. F. Muir, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,