In a world saturated with fleeting opinions and shallow reflections, “The Complete Works of Matthew Henry” emerges as a profound spiritual treasure. Matthew Henry’s writings, carefully compiled by Baker Books, encompass a vast expanse of theological insights, commentary, and devotion that resonates deeply with those seeking a substantial understanding of the Christian faith.

As a shepherd of souls, I find Henry’s perspectives on Scripture to be enlightening and resonant. His words carry a weightiness that transcends time, serving as a guiding light for anyone eager to explore the depths of biblical wisdom. Henry’s commentary on passages such as Romans 8:28 echoes the divine providence that underlines our lives: “All shall work for good; everything is wisely ordered, the most cross events are made to contribute.”

Page 246 reminds us of the essence of true Christian living, encapsulated in his eloquent words, “Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment—hating what He hates—loving what He loves—and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word.”

Diving further into his works, the commentary on Psalm 23 strikes a chord, unveiling the depth of God’s care for His people: “The Shepherd provides for the sheep as a provider for his family; he seeks out fresh pastures and new supplies when the old ones are exhausted.” (Page 134)

The value of Henry’s insights is not limited to scholars or theologians alone; his writings possess the power to touch the hearts of everyday believers. One cannot help but be moved by his reflections on the power of prayer, beautifully put on page 412: “When God’s ministers and people cannot meet together for public worship, yet the King’s business requires dispatch; therefore, His enemies’ ruin is accomplished.”

In conclusion, “The Complete Works of Matthew Henry” is an invaluable addition to any Christian’s library, providing spiritual nourishment, intellectual stimulation, and profound insights into the Scriptures. Baker Books’ meticulous compilation does justice to Henry’s timeless wisdom, making it accessible to modern readers who seek to grow in their faith and understanding.

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Title: The Complete Works of Matthew Henry

Author: Matthew Henry

Publisher: Baker Books