To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:…
or splendour, is here as often elsewhere in Scripture, specified as the distinguishing characteristic of that celestial state in which the holy find their everlasting award. "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father" (Matthew 13:43; cf. Romans 5:2; Romans 9:23; Ephesians 1:18; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:10; Hebrews 2:10; 1 Peter 5:1, 4, 10). On earth the righteous may have their lot in the midst of the mean accompaniments of poverty. In heaven everything around as well as within them will be lustrous and glorious.
(J. Morison, D. D.)
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