Verses 1-5. The subject of the entire chapter is the worship of the Lord from a state of freedom when regeneration is completed, and also occasionally during regeneration; and such worship from natural good is described
Verses 6-11. Then such worship from the good of innocence involved in charity, or love to the neighbour
Verses 12-16. And lastly, such worship from the good of faith, which is charity manifested through the understanding.
Verse 17. But in every state of the worship of the Lord, no one can appropriate either truth or good as his own independently of the Lord.