Ephesians 3:7

Of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
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Gaius Marius Victorinus

AD 400
Everywhere Paul reminds us that we receive God’s gifts not by our own merit but by grace. Grace belongs to the giver, not to the recipient. And by adding “according to the working of his power,” he also ascribes this to God, so that “if I do any work, it is God’s power. For it is not my power that works in me but God’s.” –.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
I am made a minister i.e. an apostle, to preach this same doctrine of the gospel of Christ. (Witham)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
The gift was not sufficient if he did not provide power along with it. And, great as the power was, human zeal was not sufficient either. For Paul brought three things to the task of proclamation: ready and boiling fervor, a soul prepared to bear anything whatever and prudent understanding. .

John Chrysostom

AD 407
He had said, I am a prisoner; but now again he says, that all is of God, as he says, according to the gift of His grace; for according to the power of the gift is the dignity of this privilege. But the gift would not have been enough, had it not also implanted in him power. Moral. For a work indeed it was of power, of mighty power, and such as no human diligence was equal to. For he brought three qualifications to the preaching of the word, a zeal fervent and venturous, a soul ready to undergo any possible hardship, and knowledge and wisdom combined. For his love of enterprise, his blamelessness of life, had availed nothing, had he not also received the power of the Spirit. And look at it as seen first in himself, or rather hear his own words. That our ministration be not blamed. 2 Corinthians 6:3 And again, For our exhortation, is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile, nor a cloke of covetousness. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-5 Thus you have seen his blamelessness. And again, For w...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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