3:21 transform our lowly body. In the face of a contempt for the physical (vv. 18, 19 note), Paul celebrates Christ’s transformation of our bodies (cf. 1 Cor. 15:50–53). See “Resurrection and Glorification” at 1 Cor. 15:21.
like his glorious body. Christ Himself rose bodily from the grave, the “firstfruits” of a great harvest (1 Cor. 15:20–23). As the Father vindicated Christ’s obedience (2:6–11), so too the believers’ faithfulness in affliction will end in the glorious resurrection prepared for them.
subject all things. See 1 Cor. 15:20–28.