Category Archives: The Beatitudes

Two fires…

God has two fires—one where He puts His gold, and another where He puts His dross. The fire where He puts His gold, is the fire of suffering and affliction—to purify them. The fire where He puts His dross, is the fire … Continue reading

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As the watchman waits…

As the watchman waits for the dawning of the morning, so the patient Christian suffers and waits until the day of glory begins to dawn upon him. Thomas Watson

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A dis-armed soldier…

A Christian without patience is like a soldier without arms. Thomas Watson

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The Christian Anvil…

Patience makes a Christian invincible. It is like the anvil which bears all strokes. Thomas Watson

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‘Un-manning’…

We cannot be men without patience. Impatience unmans a man. It puts him beside the use of reason. Thomas Watson

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Patience…sweet submission…

Patience is the sweet submission to the will of God, whereby we are content to bear anything which he is pleased to lay upon us. Thomas Watson

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True love…

I happen to be reading Thomas Watson on the Beatitudes today, and came across this passage on true love for Christ. Thinking for other reasons about the nature of human love, an imperfect reflection of ‘Triune God love,’ and the … Continue reading

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