Observe here, 1. How our apostle shuts up his exhortation with prayer; having exhorted them to duty, he commends them to the divine grace, intimating, that the fruit of all must be expected from God, without whose blessing all exhortations and endeavours will nothing avail.
Observe, 2. The person who is the object of prayer and praise, Christ, described by his power.
1. He is able to keep us from falling; that is, from apostasy: he speaks not of his absolute power, so Christ is able to keep us from all sin, but of such a power as is engaged by promise and office; all believers are Christ's charge, and he will preserve them from final destruction.
2. He is able to present us faultless. It is Christ's office to preserve his church until he presents it spotless to the Father, before the presence of his glory that is, at his glorious appearance, when he shall come to judge the world with exceeding joy; on both sides, no doubt, both on Christ's part and ours.
O sweet interview betwixt Christ and believers! he will joy to see us, as well as we rejoice to see him.
Learn, That Christ will one day make a solemn presentation of his people unto God.
2. That when he doth present them, he will present them faultless.
3. That the day in which he does present them, will be a very glorious day in itself, and a very joyful day to all his people; when the impenitent world howl, they shall triumph.