Every time you draw your breath, you suck in mercy.
What temporal mercies have you received! every time you draw your breath, you suck in mercy; every bit of bread you eat, the hand of mercy carves it out to you; you never drink but in a golden cup of mercy.
Watson, T. (1829). Discourses upon Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. In Discourses on Important and Interesting Subjects, Being the Select Works of the Rev. Thomas Watson (Vol. 2, p. 219). Edinburgh; Glasgow: Blackie, Fullarton, & Co.; A. Fullarton & Co.
- One hour spent under the cross, while the soul is thus elevated—thus abased—thus joyful—and thus sorrowful—is better than a thousand of earthly delights.
- Meditation is the chewing upon the truths we have heard: The beasts in the old law that did not chew the cud, were unclean: the christian that doth not by meditation chew the cud, is to be accounted unclean. Meditation is like the watering of the seed, it makes the fruits of grace to flourish.
- The Bible is thought of as authoritative on everything of which it speaks. Moreover, it speaks of everything.
- Remember you are not a tree, that can stand alone; you are only “a branch,” and it is only while you abide in Him, as a branch, that you will flourish.
- The Sabbath is the great day for gathering in souls—it is Christ’s market-day.