Matthew Henry’s “Method For Prayer”

Thank God for the Early Indication of His Gracious Design

Thanksgiving 4.13 | NIV

For the early and ancient indication of the gracious design concerning fallen man.

I bless you that as soon as man had sinned, it was graciously promised that the seed of the woman should break the serpent’s head; Genesis 3:15(NIV) and that in the Old Testament sacrifices, Jesus Christ was the lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. Revelation 13:8(NIV)

And that for their faith the ancients, though none of them received what had been promised, Hebrews 11:39(NIV) were commended – were commended as righteous men. Hebrews 11:4(NIV)

I bless you for the promise made to Abraham, that in his seed all peoples on earth should be blessed; Genesis 12:3(NIV) and to Jacob, that the Shiloh should come, and the obedience of the nations is his; Genesis 49:10(NIV) and that the Patriarchs rejoiced at the thought of seeing Christ’s day; they saw it and were glad. John 8:56(NIV)

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