More Thomas Watson on Meditation

Meditation does discriminate and characterize a man.  By this, he may take a measure of his heart, whether it be good or bad.  Let me allude to that: “For, as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23.7).  As the meditation is, such is the man.  Meditation is the touchstone of a Christian.  […]

“A Wave of New Consecration”

Now, I want to say two or three very plain things about this matter, which lies very near my heart, as to some degree responsible for the amount of Christian activity and service in this my congregation.  Brethren, the surrender of ourselves to Jesus Christ in acts of direct Christian activity and service will be […]

A Reason for Biblical Commentaries

The dominant need is to understand meanings accurately.  Post-modern sensibilities notwithstanding, the issue at stake is that of sheer faithfulness to the biblical message rather than smuggling one’s own ideas into the interpretation under the cover of the authoritative text.  Even so, commentaries in this category can be subdivided further.  Some commentaries seek to establish […]

The Privileges of a Believer

The wicked may have many comforts and still be cursed.  The godly may have many crosses, yet still he is blessed.  If the wicked has success and his path is smooth, yet there is still a curse upon him.  All the curses of the Bible are his portion and, at the day of his death, […]

For the Lord’s Day (431)

Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.  Plead my cause and redeem me.  Give me life, according to your promise!  Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.  Great is your mercy, O Lord.  Give me life, according to your rules.  Many are […]

Saturday Spurgeon (37)

Tell me where you lost the company of Christ and I will tell you the most likely place to find Him.  Have you lost Christ in the closet by restraining prayer?  Then it is there you must seek and find Him.  Did you lose Christ by sin?  You will find Christ in no other way […]

On God the Holy Spirit

Power is a word associated, in everyday English, with impersonal forces, but the power of the Holy Spirit is the effective agency of a Person, who personally relates Himself to those in whose lives he works.  “Even when the New Testament speaks of the Spirit in impersonal images, the chief of which are wind, fire, […]