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  • ISBN: 9780-85151-9388
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 176
  • Publisher: Banner Of Truth Trust

The Great Gain of Godliness (Thomas Watson)

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C. H. Spurgeon had a well-stocked library of Puritan books that contained around 12,000 volumes. However, one rare book was not to be found amongst that valuable collection: Thomas Watson’s Notes on Malachi 3:16-18. With a note of sadness in his voice he said to his College students: “This would be a great find if we could come at it, for Watson is one of the clearest and liveliest of Puritan authors. We fear we shall never see this commentary, for we have tried to obtain it, and tried in vain.”

In this reset and lightly edited edition you can now read the book that was on Spurgeon’s ‘wish-list’!   The Great Gain of Godliness is Watson’s exposition of Malachi 3:16-18. Watson he aims “to encourage solid piety and confute the atheists of the world, who imagine there is no gain in godliness.” This book has all the hallmarks of Thomas Watson’s other writings: a combination of rich spirituality, nourishing doctrine, and sane practical wisdom coupled with fascinating illustrations and a very pleasant style.

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The Great Gain of Godliness

C. H. Spurgeon had a well-stocked library of Puritan books that contained around 12,000 volumes. However, one rare book was not to be found amongst that valuable collection: Thomas Watson’s Notes on Malachi 3:16-18.

With a note of sadness in his voice Spurgeon said to his College students: “This would be a great find if we could come at it, for Watson is one of the clearest and liveliest of Puritan authors. We fear we shall never see this commentary, for we have tried to obtain it, and tried in vain.”

In this reset and lightly edited edition you can now read the book that was on Spurgeon’s ‘wish-list’!   The Great Gain of Godliness is Watson’s exposition of Malachi 3:16-18. Watson he aims “to encourage solid piety and confute the atheists of the world, who imagine there is no gain in godliness.” This book has all the hallmarks of Thomas Watson’s other writings. It is a combination of rich spirituality, nourishing doctrine, and sane practical wisdom coupled with fascinating illustrations and a very pleasant style.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Author’s Preface vii
Publisher’s Preface ix
PART ONE
THE CHARACTER OF THE GODLY
1 Holding Fast in Evil Days 3
2 The Godly and the Fear of God 12
3 Reasons to Fear God 17
4 Walking in the Fear of God 19
5 The Excellence of the Fear of God 25
6 Is the Fear of God in Our Hearts? 37
7 The Godly Should Speak of God 62
8 The Godly Should Meditate on God’s Name 76
PART TWO
THE GOOD EFFECTS OF GODLINESS
9 God Regards the Piety of His People 95
10 God Records the Piety of His People 101
11 God Rewards the Piety of His People 111
12 God Rewards His People by Owning Them 119
13 God Rewards His People by Honouring Them 126
14 God Rewards His People by Sparing Them 141
15 The Righteous and the Wicked Discerned 150
16 A Consolation in Affliction 155
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