Tag Archives: Matthew Henry

God’s heart for those who reject Him

As they approach Jerusalem, on the day when the crowds loudly proclaim his triumphal entry, Jesus sees the city ahead and begins to weep. As he weeps, he speaks, and in his words, we hear the future: He predicts that … Continue reading

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Daniel, prayer, and fierce creatures restrained

See the power of God over the fiercest creatures, and believe His power to restrain the roaring lion that goes about continually seeking to devour (I Peter 5:8-9) from hurting those that are his. See the care God takes of … Continue reading

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breathing after God

“Yet there is not a secret, sudden breathing after God, but He observes it.” Matthew Henry, commenting on Matthew 6:6 Painting: Morning Prayer, by Ebenezer Newman Downard, 1860-61 ______________________________

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washed as white as snow

I hear the Savior say, “Your strength indeed is small, child of weakness, watch and pray, find in me your all in all.” Lord, now indeed I find your power, and yours alone, can change the leper’s spots, and melt … Continue reading

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Armed against the tempter’s hooks

“The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.” (Matthew Henry, 1662-1714)  The tempter prowls about seeking whom … Continue reading

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Fading beauty’s purpose

Bursting yellow blooms arriving to edge out winter’s brown landscape have, since childhood, made me happy. Each year, if forecasters predict a late winter dusting of snow, I worry over the green stalks whose eager beginnings  have already peaked an … Continue reading

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an everliving God

“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Ps. 90:1-2) “True believers are at home in God, and … Continue reading

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