Category Archives: Matthew

In bonds of love…

A worthwhile contemplation from Matthew Henry’s Commentary, on Matthew 27 and Jesus going bound to Pilate. Worthwhile…to read this against Incarnation and Nativity…Coming to earth in bonds of love… They bound Jesus. He was bound when he was first seized; … Continue reading

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Carrying off Naboth…

If Naboth must be taken off, there are sons of Belial to swear against him. Matthew Henry

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That face dishonoured…

…for the face of Christ, dishonoured by spitting and blows, has restored to us that image which had been disfigured, and almost effaced, by sin. Calvin, Harmony of the Evangelists, Book 3, p. 259

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Beginning with undeserved love…

There can be no doubt, therefore, that Christ, in describing the salvation of the godly, begins with the undeserved love of God, by which those who, under the guidance of the Spirit in this life, aim at righteousness, were predestinated … Continue reading

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Nothing equal to modesty…

Chrysostom, the ‘Golden Mouthed,’ on Matthew 23:11&12… But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. “For nothing is equal to the practice … Continue reading

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As to the wedding-garment…

John Calvin on Matthew 22:11-13… But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here … Continue reading

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Display of astonishing goodness…

This is a display of the astonishing goodness of God, who, after freely inviting us, and perceiving that we give ourselves up to sleep, addresses our slothfulness by earnest entreaties, and not only arouses us by exhortations, but even compels us by … Continue reading

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