Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Consider your Evil Sins in Light of the Corrections you have Received and the Vows you have Made

Confession 2.17 | KJV

The greater afflictions I have been under for sin, the greater is the sin if I go on in it.

Thou hast stricken me, but I have not grieved; I have refused to receive correction and have made my face harder than a rock, Jeremiah 5:3(KJV) and the rod hath not driven the foolishness out of my heart. Proverbs 22:15(KJV)

Thou hast chastened me with the rod of men and with the stripes of the children of men, 2 Samuel 7:14(KJV) yet I have not turned to him that smiteth me, nor have I sought the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 9:13(KJV)

When some have been overthrown as Sodom and Gomorrah were, I have been as a brand plucked out of the fire; yet have I not returned unto thee, O Lord. Amos 4:11(KJV) And when thy hand has been lifted up, I have not seen it. Isaiah 26:11(KJV)

The more vows and promises I have made of better obedience, the greater has my sin been.

I have not performed the words of the covenant which I have made before thee; Jeremiah 34:18(KJV) but as a treacherous dealer, I have dealt treacherously. Isaiah 24:16(KJV)

Did I not say I would not transgress, Jeremiah 2:20(KJV) I would not offend any more? Job 34:31(KJV) I did, and yet I have returned with the dog to his vomit; 2 Peter 2:22(KJV) I have returned to folly after God hath spoken peace. Psalm 85:8(KJV)

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