Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Now the God of patience and consolation—Such beautiful names of God are taken from the graces which He inspires: as "the God of hope" (Romans 15:13), "the God of peace" (Romans 15:33).
grant you to be likeminded—"of the same mind"
according to Christ Jesus—It is not mere unanimity which the apostle seeks for them; for unanimity in evil is to be deprecated. But it is "according to Christ Jesus"—after the sublimest model of Him whose all-absorbing desire was to do, "not His own will, but the will of Him that sent Him" (John 6:38).
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