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… Continue reading Three Pillars of Perseverance (Watson)

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.… Continue reading Biblical Imagery on the Forgiveness of Sins (Watson)

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… Continue reading Weak Faith Compared to No Faith (Watson)

Praying for A Heart That Fears God (Watson)

In chapter six of The Great Gain of Godliness Thomas Watson discussed the fear of God in some detail. Near the end of the chapter he asks a good question and answers it in a good way: Question: How shall we arrive at this blessed fear? Answer 1. Let us set God ever in our… Continue reading Praying for A Heart That Fears God (Watson)

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)