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Inspirational quotes by Matthew Henry on women, faith, love, marriage, peace and death.

45 Top Quotes By Matthew Henry That Will Make You Love The Puritans

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Famous As: Author

Born On: October 18, 1662

Died On: June 22, 1714

Born In: Flintshire

Died At Age: 51

Matthew Henry was a Nonconformist minister best known as the author of Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (also known as Complete Commentary) which was published in six volumes. Henry could not complete the work but his speeches helped other ministers of his lineage to complete the work.

Henry believed that men and women are equal and none is superior or inferior to the other, and he had an exceptional way of putting in as:

“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.”
He was an optimist and could easily see the brighter of things which many of us fail to do. We can make this out from a small write up which he put in his diary about a day he was robbed, and it said:

“Let me be thankful, first, because I was never robbed before; second, because, although the thieves took my all, it was not much; and third, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.”

Here are some top quotes by Matthew Henry that will make you love the puritans.

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

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.

Matthew Henry

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

Matthew Henry

For us to err, with the Bible in our hands, is the effect of pride, sloth, and carelessness.

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

Men cannot expect to do ill and fare well, but to find that done to them which they did to others.

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

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

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

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

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.

Matthew Henry

After a storm comes a calm.

Matthew Henry

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.

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

When God intends great mercy for his people, he first of all sets them praying.

Matthew Henry

As if men did not die fast enough, they are ingenious at finding out ways to destroy one another.

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

Note, It is common for those that are indulgent to their own sin to be severe against the sins of others.

Matthew Henry

Such is the corruption of nature that the bad are much more likely to debauch the good than the good to reform the bad.

Matthew Henry

No company like good books, especially the book of God.

Matthew Henry

No sooner was the wound given than the remedy was provided and revealed.

Matthew Henry

Note, The devil, though he is an enemy to all saints, is a conquered enemy. The Captain of our salvation has defeated and disarmed him; we have nothing to do but to pursue the victory.

Matthew Henry

God sends his messengers to those whose hardness and obstinacy he certainly knows and foresees, that it may appear he would have them turn and live.

Matthew Henry

The treasures of wisdom are hidden not from us, but for us, in Christ.

Matthew Henry

He that is in haste may contract much guilt in a little time. What we say or do unadvisedly when we are hot, we must unsay or undo again when we are cool, or do worse.

Matthew Henry

All obedience begins in the affections, and nothing in religion is done right, that is not done there first.

Matthew Henry

When the sins of a people reach up to heaven, the wrath of God will reach down to the earth.

Matthew Henry

If we have, through grace, an interest in Him who is the Fountain, we may rejoice in him when the streams of temporal mercies are dried up.

Matthew Henry

Omissions are sins, and must come into judgment, and particularly the contempt and neglect of the seals of the covenant;

Matthew Henry

Note, Religion teaches good manners, and obliges us to give honour to those to whom honour is due.

Matthew Henry

Those that look with contempt upon worldly honours shall be recompensed with the honour that cometh from God, which is the true honour.

Matthew Henry

Man's extremity is God's opportunity of helping and saving.

Matthew Henry

Even when God is coming towards his people in ways of mercy, he sometimes takes such methods as that they may think themselves but ill treated.

Matthew Henry

Christ's disciples were no orators, till the Spirit made them such.

Matthew Henry

God's time to help is when things are at the worst; and Providence verifies the paradox, The worse the better.

Matthew Henry

One way or other, God will give redress to the injured, who in a humble silence commit their cause to him;

Matthew Henry

It is a great mercy to be reclaimed and called home when we go astray, though it be by a tempest.

Matthew Henry

The greater the privileges we enjoy the greater is our danger if we do not improve them and live up to them.

Matthew Henry

Note, Our sorrow upon any account is sinful and inordinate when it diverts us from our duty to God and embitters our comfort in him,

Matthew Henry

When men drive God's word from them he justly permits their delusions, and answers them according to the multitude of their idols.

Matthew Henry

That creature which we idolize God justly removes from us, or embitters to us.

Matthew Henry

Outward losses drive good people to their prayers, but bad people to their curses.

Matthew Henry