Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Reverently Adore God, Part 2

Adoration 1.3 | KJV

I must acknowledge his Being to be unquestionable and past dispute.

The heavens declare thy glory, O God, and the firmament sheweth thy handy-work, Psalm 19:1(KJV) and by the things that are made is clearly seen and understood thine eternal power and Godhead. Romans 1:19-20(KJV) So that they are fools without excuse who say, There is no God; Psalm 14:1(KJV) for verily there is a reward for the righteous, verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth, Psalm 58:11(KJV) and in heaven too.

I therefore come to thee believing that thou art and that thou art the powerful and bountiful rewarder of them that diligently seek thee. Hebrews 11:6(KJV)

Yet I must understand and own his nature to be incomprehensible.

I cannot by searching find out God, I cannot find out the Almighty unto perfection. Job 11:7(KJV)

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:3(KJV)

Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can shew forth all his praise? Psalm 106:2(KJV)

And his perfections to be matchless and without compare.

Who is a God like unto thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11(KJV)

Who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord? Psalm 89:6(KJV) O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee, or to thy faithfulness round about thee? Psalm 89:8(KJV)

Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord, neither are there any works like unto thy works. Psalm 86:8(KJV) For thou art great and doest wondrous things; thou art God alone. Psalm 86:10(KJV)

There is not any creature that has an arm like God, or can thunder with a voice like him. Job 40:9(KJV)


And that he is infinitely above me and all other beings.

Thou art God and not man; hast not eyes of flesh, nor seest thou as man seeth. Thy days are not as the days of man, nor thy years as man’s days. Job 10:4-5(KJV)

As heaven is high above the earth, so are thy thoughts above my thoughts, and thy ways above my ways. Isaiah 55:9(KJV)

All nations before thee are as a drop of the bucket, or the small dust of the balance; and thou takest up the isles as a very little thing; Isaiah 40:15(KJV) they are as nothing, and are counted to thee as less than nothing and vanity. Isaiah 40:17(KJV)


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