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The Good Shepherd

(Thomas Watson, "The Good Shepherd") "I am the Good Shepherd--I know My sheep!" John 10:14 Christ knows all of His sheep. His knowing His sheep--is His loving them. This is a great consolation. He knows every one of their names. "He calls His own sheep by name." John 10:3 He knows all the sighs and … Continue reading The Good Shepherd

Desiring God!

(Thomas Watson, "The Lord's Prayer") "Whom have I in Heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You!" Psalm 73:25 We may know the kingdom of grace is set up in our hearts--by having true desires after God. By the beating of this pulse--we conclude there is life. A true desire after God … Continue reading Desiring God!

Be Thankful In Everything!

(Thomas Watson, "All Things for Good") "We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 See what cause the saints have to be frequent in the work of thanksgiving! In this, Christians are defective; though they are much … Continue reading Be Thankful In Everything!

Some Thoughts on idolatry!

"These men have set up their idols in their hearts!" Ezekiel 14:3 "Their heart went after their idols!" Ezekiel 20:16 "We are all born idolaters!" Thomas Watson "An idol is an idol--whether worshiped inwardly in heart, or adorned outwardly by the knee." J.C. Philpot "Every one of us is, from his mother's womb, expert in … Continue reading Some Thoughts on idolatry!

A Test of Assurance…How Can You Know You Are Saved?

Thomas Watson (1620-86) He who loves God—desires his presence. Lovers cannot be long apart, 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 in His ordinances, in the Word, prayer, and sacraments. David was ready … Continue reading A Test of Assurance…How Can You Know You Are Saved?

When Are You Bruised Enough?

It is hard to prescribe a just measure of humiliation. It is the same in the new birth as in the natural. Some give birth with more pangs, and some with fewer. But would you like to know when you are bruised enough? When your spirit is so troubled that you are willing to let … Continue reading When Are You Bruised Enough?

Don’t Blame God For Your Sin

Thomas Boston, Works, Volume 1, “Of the Providence of God”: Beware of drawing an excuse for your sin from the providence of God ; for it is most holy, and has not the least efficiency in any sin you commit. Every sin is an act of rebellion against God ; a breach of his holy … Continue reading Don’t Blame God For Your Sin

Governed by a Superintending Providence

Thomas Boston, Works, Volume 1, “Of the Providence of God”: “There is nothing so mean but providence extends to it, such as the falling of a sparrow, and the numbering of the hairs of our head. It is God that feeds the fowls and the young ravens that cry. He clothes the lilies and grass … Continue reading Governed by a Superintending Providence