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.

About Dana Dill

I'm a Christian, husband, daddy, pastor, professor, and hope to be a friend to pilgrims on their way home.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.