Thomas Watson Quotes

Thomas Watson is no doubt one of the most well-beloved of all of the Puritan authors. Few better guides have existed in this or any other area of spiritual experience than Thomas Watson. He was a master of both Scripture and the human heart, and wrote with a simplicity and directness that keeps his work fresh and powerful for the twenty-first century.

A Body of Divinity
The Ten Commandments
The Lord's Prayer
The Beatitudes
The Art of Divine Contentment
The Great Gain Godliness
The Doctrine of Repentance
All Things For Good
The Godly Mans Picture
The Lord's Supper

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Glorifying God Consists in Four Things

Glorifying God consists in four things: 1. Appreciation, 2. Adoration, 3. Affection, 4. Subjection. This is the yearly rent we pay to the crown of heaven. “A Body of Divinity” pg. 7 … [Continue reading]

Dwell Upon the Love of Christ

“O saints, do but let your thoughts dwell upon the love of Christ, who passed by angels and thought of you, who was wounded that, out of his wounds, the balm of Gilead might come to heal you; who leaped into the sea of his Father’s wrath, to save you … [Continue reading]

A Christian’s Divine Discourse

“A Christian by divine discourse may enlighten another when he is ignorant, warm him when he is frozen, comfort him when he is sad, confirm him when he is wavering.”  The Great Gain of Godliness … [Continue reading]

Sinners Desire Christ Only for Shelter

Sinners desire Christ only for shelter. The Hebrews never chose their judges except when they were in some imminent danger. Godless persons never look for Christ except at death, when they are in danger of hell. “The Godly Man’s Picture” pg. 53 … [Continue reading]

A Secure Sinner

“A secure sinner provides for his body, but neglects his soul; like one that waters his flowers, but never minds his jewels.” ~  The Great Gain of Godliness … [Continue reading]

Praise is a Setting Forth of God’s Honor

Praise Him.... Whoso offereth praise glorifies me (Psa 50:23) Though nothing can add the least mite to God's essential glory, yet praise exalts Him in the eyes of others. Praise is a setting forth of God's honor, a lifting up of His name, a … [Continue reading]

God Turns Afflictions into Cordials

The wisdom of God is seen in making the most desperate evils turn to the good of His children. As several poison ingredients, wisely tempered by the skill of the artist make a sovereign medicine, so God makes the most deadly afflictions co-operate … [Continue reading]

The King of Heaven’s Bath

As the merit of Christ’s blood pacifies God, so the virtue of it purifies us. It is the King of heaven’s bath. It is a laver to wash in. It washes a crimson sinner milk white. “The blood of Jesus cleanseth us from all our sin,” I Jn. 1:7. The Word of … [Continue reading]

The Devil Baits his Hook with Religion

Satan tempts to sin under a pretence of religion. He is most to be feared when he transforms himself into an angel of light. He came to Christ with Scripture in his mouth: "It is written." The devil baits his hook with religion. “A Puritan Golden … [Continue reading]

When a Man has Judged Himself, Satan is Put Out of Office

When a man has judged himself, Satan is put out of office. When he lays anything to a saint's charge, he is able to retort and say, "It is true, Satan, I am guilty of these sins, but I have judged myself already for them; and having condemned myself … [Continue reading]