Whence impatience???

Impatience comes from lack of love to God.

Thomas Watson, The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 64

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As medicine, so contentment…

As medicine works diseases out of the body, so contentment works trouble out of the heart.

Thomas Watson, The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 62

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Lord, Lord…

No man is a Christian unless he says “Lord, Lord” to the Lord Jesus Christ.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, p. 518

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Above waves of trouble…

The soul that is gotten into the ark of contentment, sits quiet, and sails above all the waves of trouble.

Thomas Watson, The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 59

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Avoid specious arguments…

Must we not all plead guilty to the fact that, though we claim to believe the whole of Scripture, in practice we frequently deny much of it by ignoring it, simply because it does not pander to the flesh, or because it disturbs us. But if we really believe this is the Word of God, we must consider it all; and especially must we be careful to avoid those specious arguments by which certain people endeavour to avoid the plain teaching of Scripture.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, p. 516

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The cure of care…

Contentment is a remedy against all our troubles, a comfort to all our burdens; it is the cure of care.

Thomas Watson, The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 58

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More despair than remorse…

That sorrow for sin which drives us away from God is not without sin, for there is more despair in it than remorse.

Thomas Watson, The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 56

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