4 Always - Whenever I mention you to God in prayer.
5 In all utterance and knowledge - Of divine things. These gifts the
Corinthians particularly admired. Therefore this congratulation naturally
tended to soften their spirits, and I make way for the reproofs which follow.
6 The testimony of Christ - The gospel. Was confirmed among you - By
these gifts attending it. They knew they had received these by the hand
of Paul: and this consideration was highly proper, to revive in them their
former reverence and affection for their spiritual father.
7 Waiting - With earnest desire. For the glorious revelation of our
Lord Jesus Christ - A sure mark of a true or false Christian, to long for,
or dread, this revelation.
8 Who will also - if you faithfully apply to him. Confirm you to the
end. In the day of Christ - Now it is our day, wherein we are to work out
our salvation; then it will be eminently the day of Christ, and of his
glory in the saints.