E P H E S I A N S.
This chapter consists of two parts. I. Of the
account which Paul gives the Ephesians concerning himself, as he
was appointed by God to be the apostle of the Gentiles, ver. 1-13. II. Of his devout and
affectionate prayer to God for the Ephesians, ver. 14-21. We may observe it to have been
very much the practice of this apostle to intermix, with his
instructions and counsels, intercessions and prayers to God for
those to whom he wrote, as knowing that all his instructions and
teachings would be useless and vain, except God did co-operate with
them, and render them effectual. This is an example that all the
ministers of Christ should copy after, praying earnestly that the
efficacious operations of the divine Spirit may attend their
ministrations, and crown them with success.