Harmless as doves

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is from Harmless as Doves. The second thing I am to speak of is the dove: “be harmless as doves.” The dove is an excellent creature; it was so acceptable, that in the old law God would […]

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The Scriptures: A Divine Authority

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from A Body of Divinity. How does it appear that the Scriptures have…a divine authority stamped upon them? Because the Old and New Testament are the foundation of all religion. If their divinity cannot be […]

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The justice of God

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from A Body of Divinity. All God’s attributes are in unity, and are the same with his essence. Though he has several attributes whereby he is made known to us—yet he has but one essence. […]

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Meditate upon sin

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Christian on the Mount. Meditate upon Sin — 1. Meditate on the guilt of sin. We are in Adam as in a common head or root, and he sinning, we become guilty. Romans […]

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Meditate on the love of Christ

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is from The Christian on the Mount. Christ is as full of love as He is of merit. What was it but love that He should save us and not the fallen angels? Among the rarities of […]

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Meditate upon the promises of God

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Christian on the Mount. The promises of God are flowers growing in the paradise of Scripture; meditation, like the bee, sucks out the sweetness of them. The promises are of no use or […]

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A godly man is an evangelical weeper

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Godly Man’s Picture. David sometimes sang with his harp, and sometimes the organ of his eye wept: ‘I water my couch with my tears’ (Psa. 6:6).…Grace dissolves and liquefies the soul, causing a […]

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Godly repentance is a great sorrow

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Doctrine of Repentance. ‘In that day there shall be a great mourning, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon’ (Zech. 12.1 1). Two suns did set that day when Josiah died, and there was a […]

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