The Sincere are the Forgiven

In true Puritan fashion, Watson follows the knife of the previous section (on hypocrites, see previous post) with the balm of a section called, “If the heart is sincere, God will wink at many failings.” Oh, how my heart needed to hear:

How much pride, vanity, passion, does the Lord pass by in his sincere ones! He sees the integrity, and pardons the infirmity . . . So though the graces of God’s people are not drawn to their full length – no, have many scars and spots – yet having something of God in sincerity, they shall find mercy. God loves the sincere and it is the nature of love to cover infirmity.

Amen! What grace!


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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