Matthew Henry was born in Wales in 1662. He devoted his life to preaching and writing and is best known for his popular devotional commentary on the Bible which is still in print today. But Matthew Henry was more than a scholar.
During high school one Friday I stayed overnight at the home of a good friend. We were going somewhere early the next morning and had to leave before dawn. I got up, got dressed and was tiptoeing out of the house when I heard a noise.
Most of us have someone in our extended family or ancestry that we’d rather not own up to. It’s like the old saying, “You can pick your friends, but not your family.” And Jesus was no exception. His ancestry was quite a mixed bag.
There are many parents who think that their number one job as parents is to teach their children obedience. This can be a tragic mistake for, according to the Bible, our number one priority is to teach our children to love God.
There once was a contest for the painting that best portrayed peace. The winning painting was of a raging storm. You could almost hear the howling wind and feel the driving rain. The sky was dark and ominous.