Don’t Rest on Your Repentance (Watson)

In Thomas Watson's excellent book called The Doctrine of Repentance, there's a nice little section in which he gives a "necessary caution" about repentance. After explaining various aspects of true repentance, Watson writes this: To those who have solemnly repented of their sins, let me speak to them by way of caution. Though repentance is …

Scripture’s Beautiful Imagery of the Forgiveness of Sins (Watson)

One of the wonderful aspects of Holy Scripture is how it doesn't just tell us truth in propositional form. It gives us metaphors, stories, imagery, and vivid examples of truth. Specifically, I'm thinking about the forgiveness of sins. The Bible plainly says that God forgives sins when we confess them to him (e.g. Ps. 32:5). …

Three Pillars of Perseverance (Watson)

Here's a magnificent section of Thomas Watson's exposition of the second petition of the Lord's Prayer (Your kingdom come). Watson was discussing what it means to enter the Kingdom of God and he explained what it means to seek the Kingdom of God. He then asked if it was possible for a Christian to persevere …

Biblical Imagery on the Forgiveness of Sins (Watson)

There are quite a few different ways the Bible talks about the forgiveness of sins. For one example, Psalm 103:12 says, "...As far as the east is from the west,┬áso far has he removed our transgressions from us" (NIV). I've always been comforted by the different imagery Scripture uses to explain the forgiveness of sins. …

Weak Faith Compared to No Faith (Watson)

It does happen. Sometimes Christians doubt whether they have true faith in Christ. They question if their faith is real and it causes great heartaches and even painful headaches. Thankfully God is patient with us and his mercies are new every morning. Thankfully our faith is not our savior! And thankfully there is a way …

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