A Godly Man Prizes Christ

A healthy expositional rebuke from Puritan Thomas Watson, in The Godly Man’s Picture:

If we are prizers of Christ, then we prefer Him in our judgments before other things. We value Christ above honor and riches; the Pearl of Price lies nearest to our hearts. . .

If we are prizers of Christ, we cannot live without Him . . . A Child of God can lack health and friends, but he cannot lack Christ . . . So the soul says, “Lord, give me Christ, or I die.” . . .

If we are prizers of Christ, then we shall not complain at any pains to get Him. . . He in whose eye Christ is precious never rests until he has gained Him. . . Test by this! Many say they have Christ in high veneration, but they are not industrious in the use of means to obtain Him.  If Christ would drop as a ripe fig into their mouth, they could be content to have Him, but they will not put themselves to too much trouble to get Him. . .

Apparently Christians have been reading this thing called “Christian Hedonism” straight out of the Bible for thousands of years, and how badly I need to hear it.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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