The Mercies of God Work Good for His People (Watson)

"The mercies of God work for good to the godly." Thomas Watson (d. 1686) made this statement in his book called All Things for Good. Under this statement Watson gave quite a few biblical examples that are edifying and helpful. I've put them below in summary form: The mercies of God humble us (2. Sam.… Continue reading The Mercies of God Work Good for His People (Watson)

…His Undeserved Mercy Intervened (Augustine)

In his commentary on Romans 9:21-26 Martin Luther began explaining these verses with a great quote from Augustine. But before I share that quote, here are some of the verses Luther was commenting on: Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes… Continue reading …His Undeserved Mercy Intervened (Augustine)

The Treasury of God’s Mercy (Goodwin)

Not long before he died, Thomas Goodwin (d. 1680) preached a series of sermons on Ephesians 1 and 2. They were subsequently published in 1681 and are found in the first two volumes of his Works. It may go without saying, but these sermons are neither brief nor concise. However, they are full of great… Continue reading The Treasury of God’s Mercy (Goodwin)

Divine Mercy, Divine Goodness (Muller)

One thing I very much appreciate about historic Reformed theology is how it's applicable to everyday life. For one example, I was just reading Richard Muller's summary of how the Reformers and Reformed scholastics explained God's mercy (misericordia or clementia Dei). After looking at the biblical aspects of God's mercy, Muller gives a section on… Continue reading Divine Mercy, Divine Goodness (Muller)

Mercy Tree (Sturm)

For Music Monday today, I wanted to point out a song that's been a blessing to me for my Christian walk: "Mercy Tree." I'm familiar with Lacey Sturm's rendition of it on the album "My Hope". This song is a brief and straightforward proclamation of Christ's death and resurrection - and the hope we have… Continue reading Mercy Tree (Sturm)