Our Love and Trust

“God is jealous of two things; of our love, and of our trust.  He is jealous of our love, lest we love the creature more than Him, therefore He makes it prove bitter; and of our trust, lest we should place more confidence in it than in Him, therefore He makes it  prove unfaithful.  Outward comforts are given us as food  by the way to refresh us, not as crutches to lean on.  If we make the creature an idol, what we make our trust, God will make our shame. 

-Thomas Watson, from his Body of Divinity, P.68

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Published in: on August 19, 2008 at 1:55 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Good quote. Anyone who hasn’t read Watson’s “Body of Divinity” should do so. It contains many blessings.

  2. Richard, I agree. Watson is always an absolute delight to read.


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