Martin Manserâs Draw Near to God, Daily readings from Matthew Henry (Bryntirion Press) abounds with choice remarks from this prince of English commentators. Without the least display of learning, Henry often brings the precise meaning of the Hebrew and Greek text to bear on the lessons he is teaching. We find a good example of this as he contrasts the true humility of our Lord in washing His disciplesâ feet (John 13:3-5) with Peterâs false humility in refusing to be washed (John 13:8): âThou shalt by no means wash my feet; no, never. So it is in the original. It is the language of a fixed resolution.â But âunder this show of humility there was a real contradiction to the will of the Lord Jesus.â Henryâs practical conclusion is final: âAll those, and those only, that are spiritually washed by Christ, have a part in Christ.â And as this washing includes both His act of justifying and His work of sanctifying, âwe cannot partake of His glory if we partake not of His merit and righteousness, and of His Spirit and graceâ (Readings for May 19 and 20). - Bible League Trust.