Tag Archive: Thomas Watson

Mar 20

Thomas Watson – The Saint’s Spiritual Delight

But his delight is in the law of the Lord. Ps. 1:2 CHAPTER 1 Showing that Negative Goodness is but a broken Title to Heaven. Just as the book of the Canticles is called the Song of Songs by a Hebraism (being the most excellent of songs), so Psalm 1 may not unfitly be entitled, …

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Mar 06

Thomas Watson – The Worst Things

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 We shall consider, first — WHAT things work for good to the godly; and here we shall show that both the best things and the worst things work …

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Feb 08

Thomas Watson – The Christian Soldier

John the Baptist, hearing in prison of the fame of Christ, sends two of his disciples to Him with this question, Are You He who should come, or do we look for another? verse 3. Not that John Baptist knew not that Jesus Christ was the true Messiah, for he was confirmed in this both …

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Dec 08

Thomas Watson – Christ’s Kingly Office

Question: How does Christ execute the office of a king? Answer: In subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies. Let us consider now Christ’s regal office. ‘And he hath on his vesture, and on his thigh, a name written, King of kings, and …

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Nov 24

Thomas Watson – The Holiness of God

The next attribute is God’s holiness. Ex. 15:2, ‘Glorious in holiness.’ Holiness is the most sparkling jewel of his crown; it is the name by which God is known. Ps. 111:9, ‘Holy and reverend is his name.’ He is ‘the holy One.’ Job 6:10. Seraphims cry, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the …

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Nov 19

Thomas Watson – Examining Our Repentance

If any shall say they have repented, let me desire them to try themselves seriously by those seven…effects of repentance which the Apostle lays down in 2 Corinthians 7:11. 1. Carefulness: The Greek word signifies a solicitous diligence or careful shunning [of] all temptations to sin. The true penitent flies from sin as Moses did …

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Aug 14

Thomas Watson – No Rowing to Paradise Except Upon the Stream of Repenting Tears

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.“ Revelation 3:20 There is no rowing to paradise except upon the stream of repenting tears. Till sin be bitter, Christ will not …

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Jul 26

Thomas Watson – How May We know Whether We Love God?

He who loves God desires His presence. Lovers cannot be long asunder, they soon have their fainting fits, for lack of a sight of the object of their love. A soul deeply in love with God desires the enjoyment of Him. David was ready to faint away, when he had not a sight of God. …

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Jul 25

Thomas Watson – Indwelling Sin Pulls Down the Plumes of Remaining Pride

The true Christian cannot keep God’s law perfectly. “There is certainly no righteous man on the earth who does good and never sins.” Eccl. 7:20. There is in the best actions of a godly man — that which is damnable — if God should weigh him in the balance of justice. Alas! He cannot pray …

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Jul 24

Thomas Watson – 10 Ways the Evil of Affliction Works for Good

The evil of affliction works for good, to the godly. It is one heart-quieting consideration in all the afflictions which befall us—that God has a special hand in them: “The Almighty has afflicted me” (Ruth 1:21). Instruments can no more stir until God gives them a commission, than the axe can cut, by itself, without …

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