Friday, March 18, 2016

Fri.-Sabbath, 3/18-20/16 Devotion

Yippee—it is almost Sunday! We get to go back to church again! In order to help get us ready for Sabbath worship, here is Thomas Watson, from his book, entitled, "The Art of Divine Contentment":

"Contentment is a divine thing; it becomes ours, not by acquisition, but infu-sion. It is a slip [graft] taken off from the tree of life, and planted by the Spirit of God in the soul. It is a fruit that grows not in the garden of philosophy, but is of an heavenly birth. It is therefore very observable that contentment is joined with godliness, and goes in with it; 'Godliness with contentment is great gain,' (1 Tim. 6:6).

"Contentment being a consequent of godliness, or concomitant, or both, I call it divine, to contradistinguish it from that of a type of contentment, which a moral man may arrive at. Heathens have seemed to have this contentment, but it was only the shadow and picture of it. It was the beryl, not the true dia-mond. Theirs was but civil, this is sacred; theirs was only from principles of reason, this of true religion; theirs was only lighted at nature's torch, this at the lamp of scripture. . . . "