Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Acknowledge the Great Evil of Sin, its Unprofitableness and Deceitfulness

Confession 2.13 | KJV

The unprofitableness of sin.

I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not. Job 33:27(KJV)

What fruit have I now in these things whereof I have cause to be ashamed, seeing the end of those things is death? Romans 6:21(KJV) And what am I profited, if I should gain the whole world and lose my own soul? Matthew 16:26(KJV)

The deceitfulness of sin.

Sin hath deceived me, and by the commandment slain me; Romans 7:11(KJV) for my heart has been hardened through the deceitfulness of sin, Hebrews 3:13(KJV) and I have been drawn away of my own lust and enticed. James 1:14(KJV)

It has promised me liberty, but has made me the servant of corruption; 2 Peter 2:19(KJV) hath promised me that I shall not surely die and that I shall be as a god, Genesis 3:4-5(KJV) but it has flattered me and spread a net for my feet. Proverbs 29:5(KJV)

The pride of my heart, particularly, has deceived me. Obadiah 1:3(KJV)

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