M A T T H E W.
In this chapter we have, I. The constant and
unwearied diligence of our Lord Jesus in his great work of
preaching the gospel, ver.
1. II. His discourse with the disciples of John
concerning his being the Messiah, ver. 2-6. III. The honourable testimony that
Christ bore to John Baptist, ver.
7-15. IV. The sad account he gives of that generation in
general, and of some particular places with reference to the
success, both of John's ministry and of his own, ver. 16-24. V. His thanksgiving to his
Father for the wise and gracious method he had taken in revealing
the great mysteries of the gospel, ver. 25, 26. VI. His gracious call and
invitation of poor sinners to come to him, and to be ruled, and
taught, and saved by him, ver.
27-30. No Where have we more of the terror of gospel
woes for warning to us, or of the sweetness of gospel grace for
encouragement to us, than in this chapter, which sets before us
life and death, the blessing and the curse.