INSIGHTS & NOTES FROM
"There shall come forth a King from the sons of Jesse, & the Messiah (or Christ) shall be anointed out of his sons' sons."
"The Holy Spirit, in all his gifts & graces, shall not only come, but rest & abide upon him; he shall have the Spirit not by measure, but without measure, the fulness of the Godhead dwelling in him. Colossians 1:19, 2:9."
"By this it will appear that we have the Spirit of God, if we have spiritual senses exercised, & are of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord."
"In conformity to Christ, his followers must have the girdle of truth (Eph. 6:14) & it will be the stability of the times."
"The better acquainted we are with the God of love the more shall we be changed into the same image & the better affected shall we be to all those that bear his image."
"...the right knowledge of God settles peace."
"Those who have been sharers with each other in afflictions & mercies, dangers & deliverances, ought in consideration thereof to unite for their joint & mutual safety & protection"
"When God's time has come for the deliverance of his people mountains of opposition shall become plain before him."
"God can soon turn gloomy days into glorious ones."
"The gospel of Christ shall be successful in all parts, & some of all nations shall become obedient to the faith."
"Every thing that might hinder the progress & success of the gospel shall be taken out of the way."
"When God's time has come for the bringing of nations, or particular persons, home to himself, divine grace will be victorious over all opposition."
"...the inestimable benefits we enjoy by Jesus Christ require the most elevated & enlarged thanksgivings."
"We ought to rejoice in, & give thanks for, the grace of God to others as well as to ourselves."
"Those whom God is reconciled to he comforts"
"Those that have God for their salvation may enjoy themselves with a holy security & serenity of mind."
"Faith in God is a sovereign remedy against disquieting tormenting fears."
"The assurances God has given us of his love, & the experiences we have had of the benefit & comfort of his grace, should greatly encourage our faith in him & our expectations from him"
"It is the will of God, that we should rejoice before him & rejoice in him (Deuteronomy 26:11)"
"Those that have received distinguishing favours from God ought to be most forward & zealous in praising him."
"We must not only speak to God, but speak to others concerning him, not only call upon his name, but proclaim his name; let others know something more from us than they did before concerning God"
"...welcome the gospel to yourselves & publish it to others with huzzas & loud acclamations as those that shout for victory (Exod. 32:18) or for the coronation of a king.' Numbers 23:21."
"It is the honour & happiness of Israel that the God who is in covenant with them, & in the midst of them, is infinitely great."
"Those that will not make the word of God their rest (Jer. 6:16) shall find it made a burden to them."
"Those whom God calls he qualifies; & those whom he makes holy he makes strong in spirit."
"...God has commanded & called those whom he designs to make use of & power goes along with his calls & commands, which cannot be resisted."
"All the hosts of war are under the command of the Lord of hosts"
"When things look dark on earth, yet it is well enough if all be clear upwards"
"Sin brings desolation on the world of the ungodly"
"A man's pride will bring him low."
"Let not the church's children be shy of strangers but receive those whom God receives, & own those who cleave to the house of Jacob."
"Those who are freed from the bondage of sin have a foundation laid for true rest from sorrow & fear."
"...those that will not cease to sin God will make to cease."
"True glory (that is, true grace) will go up with the soul to heaven, but vain pomp will go down with the body to the grave"
"The providence of God consults the welfare of nations more than we are aware of by cutting off some who, if they had lived, would have done mischief."
"Those who wrongfully invade God's land shall find that it is at their peril; & those who with unhallowed feet trample upon his holy mountains shall themselves there be trodden under foot."
"Let those who are the called according to God's purpose comfort themselves with this, that, as God has purposed, so shall it stand, & on that their stability depends."
"God will be an enemy to his people's enemies. Exodus 23:22."
"...God is & will be a faithful friend to his church & people, & will secure & advance their interests."
"...his church has & will have a dependence upon him"
Matthew Henry's Commentary: Isaiah To Malachi, Mac Donald, pgs. 72 - 91.