Thomas Watson

The Need to Seek God – Thomas Watson

How hard is it sometimes to get leave of hearts to seek God! Jesus Christ went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace.

– Thomas Watson –

Truth in the Inward Parts – Thomas Watson

Wherein does the beauty of the diamond lie, but in this, that it is a true diamond? If it is a counterfeit, it is worth nothing. So wherein does the beauty of a Christian lie, but in this, that he has the truth in the inward parts (Psalms 51:6)?

– Thomas Watson –
from The Godly Man’s Picture, 1666

Knowledge Without Repentance – Thomas Watson


Some bless themselves that they have a stock of knowledge, but what is knowledge good for without repentance? It is better to mortify one sin than to understand all mysteries.

– Thomas Watson –

Great Faith is Like an Anchor – Thomas Watson

A great faith is like the anchor or cable of a ship that holds it steady in the midst of storms. A Christian who is steeled with this heroic faith is settled in the mysteries of religion. The Spirit of God has so firmly printed heavenly truths upon his heart that you may we well remove the sun out of the firmament as remove him from those holy principles he has absorbed. Behold here, a pillar in the temple of God (Rev. 3:12).

– Thomas Watson –
from The Lords Supper, 70