Sunday Meditation – A Heart Open to God

“When God calls a sinner, He does not repent of it. God does not, as many friends do, love one day and hate another; or as princes, who make their subjects favorites and afterwards throw them into prison. This is the blessedness of a saint; his condition admits of no altercation. God’s call is founded upon His decree, and His decree is immutable. Acts of grace cannot be reversed. God blots out His people’s sins, but not their names.”

“How hard it is 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.”

“He that leaves off prayer leaves off the fear of God. ‘You cast off fear, and restrain prayer before God’ (Job 15:4). A man that leaves off prayer is capable of any wickedness. When Saul had given up inquiring of God he went to the witch of Endor.”

“Christ and his cross are never parted, for it is too much for the Christian to have two heavens — one here, and one hereafter.”

“Prayer keeps the heart open to God, and shut to sin.”

“An idle person is a fit subject for the devil to work upon.”

“Tis vain to speak of hopes of salvation — and yet have the marks of damnation! It will be so much the worse to go to Hell, with hopes of Heaven.”

“Christ is never sweet — until sin is felt to be bitter.”

“True faith will trust God’s heart — where it cannot trace His hand!”

Thomas Watson

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