82 Matthew Henry Quotes

Matthew is most famous for his extensive verse by verse study of the entire Bible’s Old Testament, the Complete Commentary. His main purpose of writing this commentary was for devotional purposes. Many of the best known ministers across the world have read this and believe it to be one of the best works of its kind. Matthew was also a Presbyterian minister for many years and frequently visited his local prison to minister.

  • "The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Peace, Purity


  • "The first lesson in Christ's school is self-denial."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Self-denial


  • "Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous springs up a pearl."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Suffering, Righteousness


  • "Knowledge is vain and fruitless which is not reduced to practice."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Knowledge, Hypocrisy


  • "Nothing can make a man truly great but being truly good, and partaking of God's holiness."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Holiness


  • "Tears are a tribute to our deceased friends. When the body is sown, it must be watered. But we must not sorrow as those that have no hope; for we have a good hope through grace both concerning them and concerning ourselves."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Death


  • "It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Those who complain most are most to be complained of."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Hypocrisy


  • "Those that boast most of the religion may be suspected of partiality and hypocrisy in it."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Religion, Hypocrisy, Boasting


  • "Cast not away your confidence because God defers his performances. That which does not come in your time, will be hastened in his time, which is always the more convenient season. God will work when he pleases, how he pleases, and by what means he pleases. He is not bound to keep our time, but he will perform his word, honour our faith, and reward them that diligently seek him."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Contentment, Diligence, Rewards


  • "Grace is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God to mankind."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Grace


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

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Grace, Affliction


  • "We have no sufficient strength of our own. All our sufficiency is of God. We should stir up ourselves to resist temptations in a reliance upon God's all-sufficiency and the omnipotence of his might."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Temptation, Strength


  • "Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in gay, fine colors, that are but skin-deep."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Temptation


  • "Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them, weep bitterly for them, and yet continue in love and league with them."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Repentance



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