Matthew Henry Monday


Every Monday ws harbor likes to dedicate a post to Matthew Henry. Henry (10/18/1662 – 06/22/1714) was a commentator on the Bible and Presbyterian minister of the Gospel. We recommend his works for devotional purposes.

I must give honor to the three persons in the Godhead distinctly, to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that great and sacred Name into which I was baptized and in which I assemble for religious worship, in communion with the universal church.

I pay my homage to three that testify in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; for these three are one. 1 John 5:7 (KJV)

I adore you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, Matthew 11:25 (ESV) and the eternal Word, who was in the beginning with God and was God, through him all things were made, and without him was not any thing made that was made; John 1:1-3 (ESV) and who in the fullness of time, Galatians 4:4 (ESV) became flesh and dwelt among us and showed his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (ESV)

And since it is the will of God that all men should honor the Son, just as they honor the Father, John 5:23 (ESV) I adore him as the radiance of his Father’s glory and the exact imprint of his nature; Hebrews 1:3 (ESV) herein joining with the angels of God, who were all bidden to worship him. Hebrews 1:6 (ESV)

I pay homage to the exalted Redeemer, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth, Revelation 1:5 (ESV) confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:11 (ESV)

I also worship the Holy Spirit, the Helper, whom the Son has sent from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, John 15:26 (ESV) and who is sent to teach me all things and to bring all things to my remembrance; John 14:26 (ESV) who indited the Scriptures, holy men of God writing them as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21 (ESV)

Matthew Henry, Method for Prayer