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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The Torments of Hell Abide Forever

The torments of hell abide forever... If all the earth and sea were sand, and every thousandth year a bird should come, and take away one grain of this sand, it would be a long time ere that vast heap of sand were emptied; yet, if after all that time … [Continue reading]

God did not Choose Us because We were Worthy

Let us then ascribe the whole work of grace to the pleasure of God's Will. God did not choose us because we were worthy, but by choosing us He makes us worthy. “A Puritan Golden Treasury“ … [Continue reading]

Running into Temptation

There is a great deal of difference between falling into a temptation, and running into a temptation. The falling into a temptation shall work for good, not the running into it. He that falls into a river is capable of help and pity, but he that … [Continue reading]

God’s Providence Reaches to All Persons

God's providence reaches to all persons, especially the persons of the godly, who in a special manner are taken notice of. God takes care of every saint in particular, as if he had none else to care for. 'He careth for you,' 1 Peter 5:7. i.e., the … [Continue reading]

Christian, You have No Cause to Boast

Christian, though you do not break forth into a flame of scandal, yet you have no cause to boast, for there is much sin raked up in the embers of your nature. You have the root of bitterness in you, and would bear as hellish fruit as any, if God did … [Continue reading]

The Main Evidence of Adoption is Sanctification

The main evidence of adoption is sanctification. Search, O Christian, whether the work of sanctification has passed upon your soul! Is your understanding sanctified to discern the things which are excellent? Is your will sanctified to embrace … [Continue reading]

It Pleased the Lord to Crush Him

It pleased the Lord to crush Him (Isa 53:10).... When spices are bruised, then they send forth a sweet savour. So when Christ was bruised on the cross, He did send out a most fragrant smell. Christ's body being crucified was the breaking open of a … [Continue reading]

Assurance Will be as Wings to the Bird

Faith will make us walk, but assurance will make us run: we shall never think we can do enough for God. Assurance will be as wings to the bird, as weights to the clock, to set all the wheels of obedience running. “A Body of Divinity” pg. 253 … [Continue reading]

Little Sins will Damn as well as Greater

Little sins unrepented of will damn thee as well as greater. Not only great rivers fall into the sea, but little brooks; not only greater sins carry men to hell, but lesser; therefore do not think pardon easy because sin is small. “A Puritan Golden … [Continue reading]

Confession must be Voluntary

Confession must be voluntary. It must come as water out of a spring, freely. The confession of the wicked is extorted, like the confession of a man upon a rack. When a spark of God’s wrath flies into their conscience, or they are in fear of death, … [Continue reading]