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.