Colossians 1:27 - Christ in You, the Hope of Glory.

Col.1:27; Christ in You, the Hope of Glory.

Col 1:27 (KJV)  To whom God would make known what is the riches 
of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in 
you, the hope of glory: 

Christ in you. The indwelling presence of Jesus in the human 
heart is the manifestation of the eternal mystery [SDA Commentary] 

Hope of glory. The hope of restoration to the divine presence.... 
The indwelling of Christ in the individual heart gives evidence that 
the power of grace is working to transform the character. This makes 
real the hope of glorification. [SDA Commentary] 

To be in Christ is to have Christ in you. Communion with Christ 
is our hope of eternal life here and hereafter. Life in Christ is 
the goal toward which God pointed creation from the beginning. 
[Disciple SB] 

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] 

Bread supplies the need of our nature; we know by experience 
that it produces blood and bone and brain. Apply the same test to the 
Bible; when its principles have actually become the elements of 
character, what has been the result? What changes have been made in the 
life? "Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 
2 Corinthians 5:17. In its power, 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 been transformed into the 
image of God. This change is 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." Colossians 1:27.  

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 color-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 

Heaven is more than a destination; it is a motivation because 
Christ lives within. It is a living hope (l Pet. 1:3) that affects how 
we think and act all day long. Because Christ is within us, we need 
not fear what is ahead. [Chapter by Chapter Bible Commentary by 
Warren Wiersbe] 

The Incarnation meant that God expressed His supreme power in 
this world of space and time in the person of Jesus. "Christ in you" 
means that God still expresses His supreme power in this world--through 
us! [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

Because Jesus is in His body now on earth, you and I as part of 
that body have hope for the future. Not just the hope of resurrection 
glory, but hope for glorious things now! The living presence of Christ 
in us, of God still present in the world of here and now, opens up 
our future to glorious possibilities. We are not yet all we could 
be. But because Christ is in us, we are becoming. As we go on in 
full commitment to Christ, we will become "perfect [mature] in 
Christ." [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]