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.

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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, if received in a right spirit, they work out fruits of righteousness for us at last.
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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.
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The flower of youth never appears more beautiful than when it bends toward the sun of righteousness.
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Grace is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God to mankind.
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Those that boast most of the religion may be suspected of partiality and hypocrisy in it.
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By the light of nature we see God as a God above us, by the light of the law we see Him as a God against us, but by the light of the gospel we see Him as Emmanuel, God with us.
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Christ died He left a will in which He gave His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph of Arimathea, His clothes to the soldiers, and His mother to John. But to His disciples, who had left all to follow Him, He left not silver or gold, but something far better - His PEACE!
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An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not as yet performed; knowing that God's bonds are as good as ready money.
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That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it which will waste it. The same corrupt dispositions which incline men to sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.
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If men's religion prevails not to conquer and cure the wickedness of their hearts, it shall not always serve for a cloak. The day is coming when hypocrites will be stripped of their fig-leaves.
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Come, and see the victories of the cross. Christ's wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation.
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Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth.
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Holy joy will be oil to the wheels of our obedience.
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Many good purposes and intentions lie in the churchyard.
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He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.
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All the grace contained in [the Bible] is owing to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior; and, unless we consent to Him as our Lord we cannot expect any benefit by Him as our Savior.
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Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
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The more we accommodate ourselves to plain things, and the less we indulge in those artificial delights which gratify pride and luxury, the nearer we approach to a state of innocency.
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We are too apt to rest in a bare profession of faith, and to think that this will save us; it is a cheap and easy religion to say, "We believe in the articles of the Christian faith;" but it is a great delusion to imagine that this is enough to bring us to heaven.
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Those who teach by their doctrine must teach by their life, or else they pull down with one hand what they build up with the other.
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I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed and not I who robbed.
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We read of preaching the Word out of season, but we do not read of praying out of season, for that is never out of season.
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The frequent requiring and using of oaths, is a poor reflection on Christians, who should be of such acknowledged fidelity, as that their sober words should be as sacred as their solemn oaths.
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It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.
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God's promises are to be our pleas in prayer.
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It is more to the honor of a Christian by faith to overcome the world, than by monastical vows to retreat from it; more for the honor of Christ to serve him in the city, than to serve him in the cell.
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None can know their election but by their conformity to Christ; for all who are chosen are chosen to sanctification.
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Absalom, who was a fool, wished himself a judge; Solomon, who was a wise man, trembles at the undertaking, and suspects his own fitness for it. The more knowing and considerate men are, the better they are acquainted with their own weakness, and the more jealous of themselves.
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The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers, but to make us saints.
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Though we cannot by our prayers give God any information, yet we must by our prayers give him honor.
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You may as soon find a living man who does not breathe, as a living Christian who does not pray.
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The saints are God's jewels, highly esteemed by and dear to him; they are a royal diadem in his hand.
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To wait on God is to live a life of desire toward Him, delight in Him, dependence on Him, and devotedness to Him.
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The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved by him.
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Prayer is the midwife of mercy, that helps to bring it forth.
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The riches we impart are the only wealth we shall always retain.
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It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.
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If we would be angry and not sin (says one), we must be angry at nothing but sin; and we should be more jealous for the glory of God than for any interest or reputation of our own.
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The worse men are, the less they are bound by oaths; the better they are, the less there is need for them. Our Lord does not enjoin the precise terms wherein we are to affirm or deny, but such a constant regard to truth as would render oaths unnecessary.
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Those that disobey the commandments of God do so foolishly for themselves. Sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest fools.
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Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and piety, and neither will excuse us from the other.
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Inordinate desires commonly produce irregular endeavors. If our wishes be not kept in submission to God's providence, our pursuits will scarcely be kept under the restraints of his precepts.
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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 concerning them.
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Prayer time must be kept up as duly as meal-time.
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Hypocrites do the devil's drudgery in Christ's livery.
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You have been used to take notice of the sayings of dying men. This is mine: that a life spent in the service of God, and communion with Him, is the most comfortable and pleasant life that anyone can live in this world.
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While we are zealous for good works, let us be careful not to put them in the place of Christ's righteousness, and not to advance anything which may betray others into so dreadful a delusion.
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When I cannot enjoy the faith of assurance, I live by the faith of adherence.
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Idleness gives great advantage to the tempter. Standing waters gather filth.
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Those who have a saving interest in Christ must be willing to part with all for Him, leave all to follow Him. Whatever stands in opposition to Christ, or in completion with Him for our love and service, we must cheerfully quit it, though ever so dear to us.
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