To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…
1. Here, then, in the very outset, is unsearchable mercy; the immensity of the Divine Redeemer's condescension and love! Who can search, who can understand it? "It is higher than heaven, what canst thou know" of it? Admire thou mayest, and adore and love; but it is beyond the stretch of thy created powers to conceive, beyond the capacity of any creature.
2. We may consider, in the next place, the preciousness, the value, the efficacy of the incarnation and sufferings of our Redeemer. All the attributes of the Godhead are perfect and infinite; His holiness and justice, as well as His mercy.
3. Intimately connected with this consideration is the recollection of God's exceeding love towards us, in that "while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Every believing soul must be overpowered by the contemplation of such a mystery of Divine goodness; must be lost in wonder, love, and praise.
4. Nor can we learn the manner or degree in which our merciful Lord is at this moment bestowing blessings upon His Church, and upon every individual believer.
5. And what are the privileges of Christ's redeemed people? What their present state, what their glorious inheritance? How unsearchable both the one and the other?
(J. Slade, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;