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Okay. I want to think this through with you. It comes from Matthew Henry ministering from the Text of Matthew 9.
Precious souls faint when duty is to be done, temptations to be resisted, afflictions to be borne, being not nourished up with the word of truth.
Henry, M. (1994). Matthew Henry’s commentary on the whole Bible: Complete and unabridged in one volume (1658). Peabody: Hendrickson.
Let me unpack this with you the way it has spoken to me. First all souls are precious to our GOD and all us souls have duty(ties) to do; day in and day out, morning till night and beyond there are tasks and chores and work and stuff to get done. With me? And all us souls while we are pushing through these tasks and chores and stuff, we are going to be tempted to do them just to get it done, any ol way will do, or non-ethically, or by some means other than the righteous way. Added to that, afflictions will come and we are expected to bear up under them, to take them in stride, to deal with them. This is the lot of all souls on this planet since the beginning of time. Well, since the fall of man in the garden, actually. So all of us we get this. This is life. Right?
Now we get to the best part of what I think Matthew Henry saw in Matthew 9. Something has been provided. Because without it, all us precious souls will faint!
With the nourishment of THIS WORD – HIS WORD we live! And we live well!
I’ll tell ya, this precious soul feels loved and instructed and comforted and flat-out happy about this little nugget of truth. I am a precious soul. You are a precious soul! ♥
Here’s our takeaway for the day: He has given us His Word to nourish us and keep us from fainting in this world that is often hard on us, precious souls. 🙂
Click HERE for a link to open to read Matthew 9.
ABBA, thank You. Thank You for men of old that loved You and gave themselves to the study and teaching of Your Word; thank You for teaching them and for the recordings of those teachings and thank You HOLY SPIRIT that You continue to teach all us precious souls. Thank You. Thank You for loving us. Thank You for providing every nourishment we need to live well in YESHUA’s mighty name.