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“Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.”
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“The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”
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“Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither 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 by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.”
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“Be careful if you make a women cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man’s ribs. Not from his feet to be walked on, not from his head to be superior, but from his side to be equal, under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.”
Matthew Henry
“Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth.”
Matthew Henry
“The fear of God reigning in the heart is the beauty of the soul.”
Matthew Henry
“It is easy to be religious when religion is in fashion; but it is an evidence of strong faith and resolution to swim against a stream to heaven, and to appear for God when no one else appears for Him.”
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“The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.”
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“A modest dress is a very good thing, if it be the genuine indication of a humble heart, and is to instruct; but it is a bad thing if it be the hypocritical disguise of a proud ambitious heart, and is to deceive. Let men be really as good as they seem to be, but not seem to be better than really they are.”
Matthew Henry
“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 work, honor our faith, and reward them that diligently seek him.”
Matthew Henry
“Men cannot expect to do ill and fare well, but to find that done to them which they did to others.”
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“Take Jesus for your king, and by baptism swear allegiance to him; take him for your prophet, and hear him; take him for your priest, to make atonement for you.”
Matthew Henry
“No man will say, "There is no God" 'till he is so hardened in sin that it has
become his interest that there should be none to call him to account.”
Matthew Henry
“We must believe that He is able to do what He will, wise to do what is best, and good, according to His promise, to do what is best for us, if we love Him, and serve Him.”
Matthew Henry
“The beauty of holiness is that which the grave, that consumes all other beauty, cannot touch, or do any damage to.”
Matthew Henry
“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.”
Matthew Henry
“The anger of a meek man is like fire struck out of steel, hard to be got out, and when it is, soon gone.”
Matthew Henry
“The true Christian hero will appear in the cause of Christ, not only when it is prevailing, but when it seems to be declining; (he) will be on the right side, though it be not the rising side.”
Matthew Henry
“We should take notice of that in others which is good, to their praise, that by so doing we may lay engagements upon them to abound therein more and more.”
Matthew Henry
“To wait on God is to live a life of desire towards him, delight in him, dependence on him, and devotedness to him.”
Matthew Henry
“The Christian religion is the religion of sinners, of such as have sinned, and in whom sin in some measure still dwells.

The Christian life is a life of continued repentance, humiliation for and mortification of sin, of continual faith in, thankfulness for, and love to the Redeemer, and hopeful joyful expectation of a day of glorious redemption, in which the believer shall be fully and finally acquitted, and sin abolished for ever.”
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“Gratior est pulchro veniens de corpore virtus—Virtue appears peculiarly graceful when associated with beauty.”
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“When God intends great mercy for his people, he first of all sets them praying.”
Matthew Henry
“Let no man go beyond or defraud his brother, for, though it be hidden from man, it will be found that God is the avenger of all such.”
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“God’s work must be done, in every thing, according to his own will. His institutions neither need nor admit men’s inventions to make them either more beautiful or more likely to answer the intention of them. 'Add thou not unto his words.' God is pleased with willing worship, but not with will-worship.”
Matthew Henry
“As if men did not die fast enough, they are ingenious at finding out ways to destroy one another.”
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“After a storm comes a calm.”
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“When our heads are fullest of care, and our hands of business, yet we must not forget our religion, nor suffer ourselves to be indisposed for acts of devotion.”
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“The word of God directs us in our work and way, and a dark place indeed the world would be without it. The commandment is a lamp kept burning with the oil of the Spirit, as a light to direct us in the choice of our way, and the steps we take in that way.”
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“All obedience begins in the affections, and nothing in religion is done right, that is not done there first.”
Matthew Henry

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