Colossians 1:27b - Christ In You, The Hope Of Glory.
Col 1:27b (KJV) Christ in you, the hope of glory.
God's secret plan is "Christ in you, the hope of glory"--God
planned to have his Son, Jesus Christ, live in the hearts of all who
believe in him--even Gentiles like the Colossians. Do you know Christ?
He is not hidden if you will come to him. [Life Application SB]
Through the power of Christ, men and women have broken the
chains of sinful habit. They have renounced selfishness. The profane
have become reverent, the drunken sober, the profligate pure. Souls
that have borne the likeness of Satan have become transformed into
the image of God. This change is in itself the miracle of miracles.
A change wrought by the Word, it is one of the deepest mysteries
of the Word. We cannot understand it; we can only believe, as
declared by the Scriptures, it is "Christ in you, the hope of glory."
The fact is that the only thing in this world which is for every
man is Christ. It is not every man who can be a thinker. There are
gifts which are not granted to every man. Not every man can master
every craft, or even every game. There are those who are colour-blind
and to whom the loveliness of art means nothing. There are those who
are tone-deaf and for whom the glory of music does not exist. Not
every man can be a writer or a student or a preacher or a singer. Even
human love at its highest is not granted to all men. There are gifts a
man will never possess; there are privileges a man will never enjoy;
there are heights of this world's attainment which a man will never
scale; but to every man there is open the good news of the gospel, the
love of God in Christ Jesus and the trans-forming power which can
bring holiness into life. [Barclay Commentary]
You cannot exert an influence that will transform others until
your own heart has been humbled and refined and made tender by the
grace of Christ. When this change has been wrought in you, it will be
as natural for you to live to bless others as it is for the
rosebush to yield its fragrant bloom or the vine its purple clusters. If
Christ is in you "the hope of glory," you will have no disposition to
watch others, to expose their errors. Instead of seeking to accuse and
condemn, it will be your object to help, to bless, and to save. MB128