Matthew Henry on the Lord's due portion of worship

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"That the eternal God is to be solemnly and religiously adored by the children of men, and that we are all bound, by acts of piety and devotion, to give unto Him the glory due unto His name, and pay our homage to Him, none will question who really believe that there is a God, who is a Being infinitely perfect and blessed, and the fountain of all being and blessedness, our Creator, Owner, Ruler, and Benefactor, on whom we have a necessary and constant dependence, and to whom we lie under the highest obligations imaginable. Never did reasonable creatures speak more unreasonably than they did who said, “What is the Almighty, that we should serve him?” (Job 21:15).
Something of this work ought to be done every day; no day must pass without some solemn acts of religious worship, both
morning and evening; when we address ourselves to the work of the day, and when we compose ourselves to the rest of the night, we ought actually to acknowledge God, both by our prayers and praises, as our Protector, Guide, and Benefactor. “Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work” (Exodus 20:9); and is this no part of our work? Is it not the most needful and excellent work we have to do? Those who live without daily worship lives without God in the world. As God allows us time for works of necessity and mercy out of His day, so we ought to allow time for works of piety and devotion out of our days; else we are not only undutiful, but very ungrateful.
- Matthew Henry - The Complete works, volume 1, pg 118 - " A Serious Address to Those that Profane the Lord's Day" This was copied from @Kaalvenist's pdf edit to save me from typing all of this. For those that do not own Matthew Henry's works, you can read this important treatise here for free:


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Praise God for the gift of language and writing, by which means we are able to be taught by such men long dead and gone.
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