7.8.3 Consider your Evil Sins in Light of the Mercies

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry

Consider your Evil Sins in Light of the Mercies and Warnings of God

8.3

The more mercies we have received from God, the greater has been our sin.

You have reared and brought us up as children, but we have rebelled against you. Isaiah 1:2(ESV)

We have ill repaid you, O LORD, as foolish and senseless people: You are our Father who created us, who made us and established us, yet our mark has not been the mark of your children. Deuteronomy 32:5-6(KJV)

We have not made return according to the benefit done to us. 2 Chronicles 32:25(ESV)

8.4

The fairer warning we have had from the word of God and from our own consciences concerning our danger of sin and danger by sin, the greater is the sin if we go on in it.

We have been often reproved, and yet have stiffened our neck, Proverbs 29:1(ESV) and have gone on backsliding in the way of our own heart. Isaiah 57:17(ESV)

You have sent to us, saying, “Oh, do not do this abomination that I hate!” But we have not listened or inclined our ear. Jeremiah 44:4-5(ESV)

The word of God has been to us precept upon precept and line upon line; Isaiah 28:13(ESV) and though we have looked intently at our natural faces in a mirror, yet we have gone away and at once forgotten what we were like. James 1:23-24(ESV)