God Above, Against, and With Us

11295“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23

In commenting on this verse, Matthew Henry offers this little treasure:

Behold, in this, the deepest mystery, and the richest mercy, that ever was.

By the light of nature, we see God as a God above us;

by the light of the law, we see him as a God against us;

but by the light of the gospel, we see him as Immanuel, God with us, in our own nature, and (which is more) in our interest.

I have said it before, and I shall say it again, if you haven’t read Matthew Henry’s commentary on the whole Bible, do it. Access it all free here. Look up your favorite verse and read his comments on it. I am almost 100% sure you will be blessed.

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About Dana Dill

I am a happy slave of Jesus Christ, a thankful husband to Chawna Dill, and the youth pastor of South Shores Church. I'm here on assignment (Acts 20:24).
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