Matthew Henry

Matthew
Henry
1662
1714

English Divine and Presbyterian Minster

Author Quotes

Personal and relative duties must be done in obedience to his commands, with due aim at pleasing and honouring him, from principles of holy love and fear of him. But there is an express and direct duty also that we owe to God, namely, belief and acknowledgement of his being and perfections, paying him internal and external worship and homage - loving, fearing, and trusting in Him - depending on Him, and devoting ourselves to Him - observing all those religious duties and ordinances that He has appointed - praying to Him, praising Him, and meditating on His word and works.

The fear of God reigning in the heart is the beauty of the soul.

The woman was made out of a rib out of the side of Adam; not of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arms to be protected and, near his heart to be loved.

Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth.

What we count the ills of life are often blessings in disguise, resulting in good to us in the end. Though for the present not joyous but grievous, yet, it received in a right spirit, they work out fruits of righteousness for use at last.

When passion is on the throne, reason is out of doors.

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.

There is a burden of care in getting riches, fear in keeping them, temptation in using them, guilt in abusing them, sorrow in losing them, and a burden of account at last to be given up concerning them.

Those who complain most are most to be complained of.

None so deaf as those that will not hear.

Nothing can make a man truly great but being truly good and partaking of God’s holiness.

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.

None live so easily, so pleasantly, as those that live by faith.

Author Picture
First Name
Matthew
Last Name
Henry
Birth Date
1662
Death Date
1714
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English Divine and Presbyterian Minster