Having ascribed glory to God, which is his due, we must next take shame to ourselves, which is our due, and humble ourselves before him in the sense of our own sinfulness and vileness; and herein also we must give glory to him, as our Judge, by whom we deserve to be condemned, and yet hope, through Christ, to be acquitted and absolved. – Matthew Henry
Every Monday (or every once in a while on a 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 have not had the rule which I ought to have had over my own spirit, which has therefore been like a city broken into and left without walls. Proverbs 25:28
I have been quick in my spirit to become angry, and anger has lodged in my bosom. Ecclesiastes 7:9 And when my spirit has been made bitter, I have spoken rashly with my lips, Psalm 106:33 and have been guilty of that clamor and bitterness which should have been put far from me. Ephesians 4:31
My covetousness and love of the world.
I have sought great things for myself when you have said, “Seek them not.” Jeremiah 45:5
My sensuality and flesh-pleasing.
I have set my mind on the things of the flesh more than the things of the Spirit, Romans 8:5 and have lived on the earth in luxury and in self – indulgence, and have fattened my heart in a day of slaughter. James 5:5
I have made provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires, Romans 13:14 even those passions which wage war against my soul; 1 Peter 2:11 and in many instances, I have acted as if I had been a lover of pleasure rather than a lover of God. 2 Timothy 3:4
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.
To lead me into and keep me in the way of truth; and if in anything I am in error, to rectify my mistake.
Lord, grant that I may not be as a child, tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning; rather, speaking the truth in love, may I grow up in every way into Christ, who is the head. Ephesians 4:14-15
Enable me, I pray, to follow the pattern of sound words that I have heard in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus, 2 Timothy 1:13 and to continue in what I have learned and have firmly believed. 2 Timothy 3:14
Matthew Henry, Method for Prayer