Obedience carries in it the life-blood of religion.
From The Ten Commandments - first published as part of A Body of Practical Divinity (1692)
Though heaven be given us freely, yet we must contend for it, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might" (Eccl. 9:10)Thomas Watson
Seriousness is the Christian's ballast which keeps him from being overturned with vanity.Thomas Watson
Though the way of religion has thorns in it with respect to persecution, yet it is full of roses with respect to that inward peace and contentment that the soul finds in it.Thomas Watson
There is nothing that can hurt the soul but sin; it is not affliction that hurts it, it often makes it better, as the furnace makes gold the purer; but it is sin that damnifies.Thomas Watson
We may read many truths in the Bible, but we cannot know them savingly, till God by his Spirit shines upon our soul.Thomas Watson
I build nought els but castles in the ayre.Thomas Watson