1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord - Imprisoned for his
sake and for your sakes; for the sake of the gospel which he had preached
amongst them. This was therefore a powerful motive to them to comfort him
under it by their obedience.
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit - That mutual union
and harmony, which is a fruit of the Spirit. The bond of peace is love.
4 There is one body - The universal church, all believers throughout
the world. One Spirit, one Lord, one God and Father - The ever - blessed
Trinity. One hope - Of heaven.
6 One God and Father of all - That believe. Who is above all -
Presiding over all his children, operating through them all by Christ,
and dwelling in all by his Spirit.