Matthew 5:13.Ye are the salt of the earth. What they called salt was really a, Slide19 When it was more sand than salt, it had, Likewise if we, as believers become self-centered & start becoming no different from the world. But what if through neglect the salt lose its savour? They are the substance to which the saltness inheres. They shall sit down with Abraham. The apostles, and in their degree all Christians, are the substance and body of that salt. ", οἱ μὲν γὰρ ἄλλοι μυριάκις πίπτοντες δύνανται τυχεῖν συγγνώμης, ἀπὸ τότε ἔξω ῥίπτεται τοῦ διδασκαλικοῦ ἀξιώματος, good for nothing, but to be cast upon a dunghill, Если же соль потеряет силу, то чем сделаешь ее соленою. PREVIOUS NEXT. The followers of Christ preserve the world. He preached to them in parables, and here gives the reason why he chose that way of instructing (v. 10-17). Note, When we come to heaven, as we shall miss a great many there, that we thought had been going thither, so we shall meet a great many there, that we did not expect. The influence here spoken of depends not upon external organizations, but upon the power of Christ in the individual believers. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Luke 5 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. The commentaries of the Reverend Matthew Henry have been a great blessing to the readers of the Blue Letter Bible since 1996. They are rather to reveal the saltiness that God has put within them. As to others. ‘You are the salt of the earth.’ While these salts were sometimes used as fertiliser they were not very effective as such, and that idea is probably not intended here. It is kindness to us, to be heard for others. 19:14), soon after which they flocked into the church in great multitudes, Isa. Note, the attainments of some, who have had but little helps for their souls, will aggravate the sin and ruin of many, that have had great plenty of the means of grace, and have not made a good improvement of them. He was a 17th and early 18th Century minister of the Gospel in Chester, England, and died in 1714. The character and principles of Christians, brought into close contact with it, are designed to arrest the festering corruption of humanity and season its insipidity. ‘The earth’ refers to society as it exists. 3:14. Here is, I. (17-20) The sixth commandment. Joseph in Egypt & Daniel in Babylon both acted as. Resources » Matthew Henry's Commentary » Matthew » Chapter 19 » Verses 13–15. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible by Matthew Henry Christian Classics Ethereal Library. In modern Israel weak salt still often ends up scattered on the soil that tops flat-roofed houses, which the residents sometimes use as patios. Some critics have wondered how salt could lose its saltiness since sodium chloride is a stable compound that does not break down. Matthew Henry : 2-Volume Set. That it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed. The fact the world is Decaying should not encourage the Christian to isolate & insulate himself, nor to stand on the sidelines & wait for the great collapse. I use the ESV Study Bible, my computer, and this commentary. … Yet the multitudes, as listeners, were entitled to appropriate their share. Matthew 5:13-16 have been called the epilogue to the Beatitudes and have been compared to the prologue to the Ten Commandments ( Exodus 20:3-6). They seize us when he sends them; they leave us when he calls them back; they have that effect upon us, upon our bodies, upon our souls, that he orders. Study the bible online using commentary on 1 John 5 and more! A pious regard to our great Master, as one able and willing to succour and relieve poor petitioners. The Gentile world lay from east to west, and they are especially meant here; though they were strangers to the covenant of promise now, and had been long, yet who knows what hidden ones God had among them then? Christ admired him, not for his greatness, but for his graces. In hell there is fire, but no light; it is utter darkness; darkness in extremity; the highest degree of darkness, without any remainder, or mixture, or hope, of light; not the least gleam or glimpse of it; it is darkness that results from their being shut out of heaven, the land of light; they who are without, are in the regions of darkness; yet that is not the worst of it, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. John Phillips. But if the salt have lost his savour, &c. Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? The meaning rather is that the disciples are like salt among the people of the world, and the thought of its uniqueness is in mind. [1.] 13. From Wesley's Notes. This was done at Capernaum, where Christ now dwelt, Matt. In the valley of Salt, near Gebul, and about four hours’ journey from Aleppo, there is a small precipice, occasioned by the continual taking away of the salt. Belongs to former clause, as well, by Figure of speech Ellipsis, App-6. Matthew 5:12 : Matthew 5:14 >> Matthew 5:1-48. If the world is as corrupt as it is w/Christians present in it, what will civilization be like when the Christians are gone? “If other men are tasteless in the sight of God, to you shall be given the salt which imparts a relish to them: but if you have lost your taste, where shall you obtain the remedy which you ought to supply to others?”. Dr. Thomson (vol. 8:11. He commends his faith, and takes occasion from it to speak a kind word of the poor Gentiles, Matt. While the original commentary is numerous volumes, this one is much shorter (hence: concise). [spiritually/point way to salv. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary is opened every time I study. Maundrell, the Eastern traveller (circ. There is no replacement for salt. Powered by Tengine He does not say, “My servant is not worthy that thou shouldest come into his chamber, because it is in the garret;” But I am not worthy that thou shouldest come into my house. There it hardens the soil and so prevents leaks. Matthew 5:13. Ex: Remember Sodom & Gomorrah when the last bel.’s were taken out? (1.) When Jesus heard it, he marvelled; not as if it were to him new and surprising, he knew the centurion’s faith, for he wrought it; but it was great and excellent, rare and uncommon, and Christ spoke of it as wonderful, to teach us what to admire; not worldly pomp and decorations, but the beauty of holiness, and the ornaments which are in the sight of God of great price. Observe, How pathetically he represents his servant’s case as very sad; he is sick of the palsy, a disease which commonly makes the patient senseless of pain, but this person was grievously tormented; being young, nature was strong to struggle with the stroke, which made it painful. Indeed. Distance of place cannot obstruct either the knowing or working of him that fills all places. It is not only good for nothing itself, but it actually destroys all fertility wherever it is thrown; and this is the reason why it is cast into the street. b. The remedy for this, says our Lord here, is the active presence of His disciples among their fellows. He lived to complete it only as far as to the end of the Acts, but after his death other like-minded authors prepared the remainder from Henry's manuscripts. Sermon on the Mount Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll. It is not the property of salt to restore what is already corrupted, but to preserve from corruption. The greatness of his sermons consists in their scriptural content, lucid presentation, practical … cattle, wild beasts, and creeping things; creates man in his own image, blesses him; Slide4-6 Jesus uses 2 important elements in their day (salt & light) to. (it goes rt under your chair), When a thing loses its essential quality, & fails to perform its essential duty, it is, The Christian by his courage, his hope, his cheerfulness, & his kindness, brings, Slide12,13 Salt a.k.a. Reader Width. The First Star Trek (2:1-12) The Persecuted Child (2:13 … Our Lord’s allusion to salt that has lost its savour is not without a foundation in natural fact. It has. The centurion came to Christ with a petition, and therefore expressed himself thus humbly. 11:20; Rom. He tells them not to suffer their faith or their charity to slacken, in which all their power consists, lest they come to be rejected by God, and despised by man. Christ’s humility, in being willing to come, gave an example to him, and occasioned his humility, in owning himself unworthy to have him come. Matthew Henry's Commentary – John . When Christ calls the apostles the salt of the earth, he means, that it is their office to salt the earth: because men have nothing in them but what is tasteless, till they have been seasoned with the salt of heavenly doctrine. This centurion did not bring his man sick of the palsy, and Christ commended his faith for a trusting faith: true faith is accepted of Christ, though variously appearing: Christ puts the best construction upon the different methods of religion that people take, and thereby has taught us to do so too. Matthew 13, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an … 1. Society is corrupt, and tending to corruption. Christ takes occasion from hence to make a comparison between Jews and Gentiles, and tells them two things, which could not but be very surprising to them who had been taught that salvation was of the Jews. Font. It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men. What belongs to doctrine is applied to the persons to whom the administration of it has been committed. What could he have more? Our Savior Jesus Christ tells us in Matthew 5:13-14 that we are the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world"—we who are also the weak and the foolish of this world (I Corinthians 1:27).Mentally, when we hear such praises from God, some of us look both ways and behind, and say, "He must be talking about someone else. Observe his great humility and self-abasement. For 300 years, Matthew Henry's Commentary has been a favorite of teachers, preachers, and laypeople. Christ said this to those that followed him, if by any means he might provoke them to a holy emulation, as Paul speaks, Rom. Though the centurion was a Gentile, yet he was thus commended. Mankind, lying in ignorance and wickedness, were as a vast heap, ready to putrify; but Christ sent forth his disciples, by their lives and doctrines to season it with knowledge and grace. In fact it was difficult for them to tell the difference between the salt and the sand on the shores of the sea. Observe. With men, saying and doing are two things; but not so with Christ, who is therefore the Arm of the Lord, because he is the eternal Word. Matthew, in annexing this cure to that of the leper, who was a Jew, intimates this; the leprous Jews Christ touched and cured, for he preached personally to them; but the paralytic Gentiles he cured at a distance; for to them he did not go in person, but sent his word and healed them; yet in them he was more magnified. Jesus implied by this metaphor that His disciples could positively affect the world (Gr. See an instance of Christ’s humility, that he would make a visit to a poor soldier. They shall come from the east and from the west; places far distant from each other; and yet they shall all meet at the right hand of Christ, the Centre of their unity. 10:1-42. His other works are available in The Complete Works of Rev. This work was long celebrated as the best English commentary … (2.) Amos 5 (Chapter V Study) Amos Exposition: Index | Introduction to the book of Amos | Amos 1 | Amos 2 | Amos 3 | Amos 4 | Amos 5 | Amos 6 | Amos 7 | Amos 8 | Amos 9. Exploring People of the Bible (Set) John Phillips . 1. THE LIFE OF JESUS AS COVERED BY MATTHEW (shaded area) Click chart to enlarge Jesus Birth and Early Years Leading up to the Sermon on the Mount Matthew … Verses 5-13 In the same way once His disciples have lost their way they will find it very difficult to get back to what they were (but thank God not impossible, for at that point there is a difference. 2 Corinthians 13:4 : 2 Corinthians 13:6 >> 2 Corinthians 13:1-14. It could also be used as a cleansing agent (Exodus 30:35; 2 Kings 2:19-22; Ezekiel 16:4). It was a great honour which Christ put upon this centurion, when he gave him a blank, as it were; Be it done as thou believest. it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot, it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. The picture is probably that of being tossed out as rubbish into the streets, to be later collected by the rubbish collectors, but meanwhile walked over by all. Come and see, and you will find abundance of good coming out of this centurion that was eminent and exemplary. Consider Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34-35; see also Mark 4:21; Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33. Matthew Henry's Commentary. Mankind, lying in ignorance and wickedness, were as a vast heap, ready to putrify; but Christ sent forth his disciples, by their lives and doctrines to season it with knowledge and grace. Meanwhile - our responsibility is to exert all the power we can to, I love salt on my steak, when I put it down, I don’t say, The world is a better place because of the presence of Christians, whether the world admits it or not. No man will allow it to be thrown on to his field, and the only place for it is in the street, and there it is cast, to be trodden under foot of men.”, [Note: Eugene P. Deatrick, "Salt, Soil, Savor," Biblical Archaeologist25 (1962):44-45. Likewise the Christian who does not obey God has no preserving value (see Revelation 3:16). Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 5:13-16 Ye are the salt of the earth. II. The lives of true disciples will shed the truth among men by example and teaching, and thus contribute to the salvation of their souls. Note, We should have a value and veneration for what we see of God, even in those who, in outward condition, are every way our inferiors. See App-118. Observe, 1. Salt of the earth — The earth, the living world of men, is like a piece of meat, which would putrify, but that the grace and Gospel of God, like salt, arrests the decay, and purifies and preserves it. ii, p. 44) says: “Indeed, it is a well-known fact that the salt of, when in contact with the ground, or exposed to rain and sun, does become insipid and useless. He would not go down to see a nobleman’s sick child, who insisted upon his coming down (John 4:47-49), but he proffers to go down to see a sick servant; thus does he regard the low estate of his people, and give more abundant honour to that part which lacked. ii, p. 44) says: “Indeed, it is a well-known fact that the salt of this country, when in contact with the ground, or exposed to rain and sun, does become insipid and useless. But we are inclined to think (with Schoettgen) that the allusion is to the bituminous salt from Lake Asphaltites, which was strewn over the sacrifices at the temple in order, by its fragrant odour, to neutralize the smell of the burning flesh, and which, when spoiled by exposure to sun and atmosphere, was cast out upon the walks to prevent the feet from slipping. Rock salt was used at that time. Salt have lost its savour — If the living body to which this gracious saltness inheres doth lose that quality, whereby shall the quality be restored? The answer is, That is but the first and partial effect of their Christianity upon the world: though the great proportion would dislike and reject the truth, a small but noble band would receive and hold it fast; and in the struggle that would ensue, one and another even of the opposing party would come over to His ranks, and at length the Gospel would carry all before it. III. He lived to complete it only as far as to the end of the Acts, but after his death other like-minded authors prepared the remainder from Henry’s manuscripts. [2.] 8:9), and here we see what made them so; he was very kind to them, and that made them the more cheerfully obedient to him. Now in the story of the cure of this servant, we may observe an intercourse or interchanging of graces, very remarkable between Christ and the centurion. Though he was a Roman soldier, and his very dwelling among the Jews was a badge of their subjection to the Roman yoke, yet Christ, who was King of the Jews, favoured him; and therein has taught us to do good to our enemies, and not needlessly to interest ourselves in national enmities. It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out - a figurative expression of indignant exclusion from the kingdom of God (cf. b, expressing a real contingency; for, if the salt is stored on the bare earth, or is exposed to the air or sun, it does lose its savour and is fit for no place but the streets (see Thomson"s The Land and the Book, Lond., 1869, p. 381). But, at the same time, let those whose business is to salt it beware lest they encourage the world in their own folly, (376) and still more, that they do not infect it with a depraved and vicious taste. The earth, the living world of men, is like a piece of meat, which would putrify, but that the grace and Gospel of God, like salt, arrests the decay, and purifies and preserves it. This question the Saviour answers by pronouncing it unanswerable. Note, Christ’s gracious condescensions to us, should make us the more humble and self-abasing before him. Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714) was an English commentator on the Bible, who published his works in 1706, (six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–1710) or Complete Commentary), provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible, covering the whole of the Old Testament, and the Gospels and Acts in the New Testament. Christ gives us an idea of the sea most obvious characteristic of salt is intended to the. Curious than important, and brought out what was said to him … ована Ришь! 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