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All Things For Good - Puritan Paperbacks (Watson)

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Thomas Watson’s book All Things For Good provides the biblical answer to the contemporary question; Why do bad things happen to good people?

Thomas Watson, the 17th century minister of St. Stephen’s Walbrook, believed he faced two great difficulties in his pastoral ministry. The first was making the unbeliever sad, in the recognition of his need of God’s grace. The second was making the believer joyful in response to God’s grace. He believed the answer to the second difficulty could be found in Paul’s teaching in Romans 8.28: God works all things together for good for his people.

First published in 1663 (under the title A Divine Cordial), the year after Watson and some two thousand other ministers were ejected from the Church of England and exposed to hardship and suffering, All Things For Good contains the rich exposition of a man who lived when only faith in God’s Word could lead him to such confidence.

Thomas Watson’s exposition is always simple, illuminating and rich in practical application. He explains that both the best and the worst experiences work for the good of God’s people. He carefully analyses what it means to be someone who ‘loves God’ and is ‘called according to his purpose’.

 

Table of Contents:

 

I. THE BEST THINGS WORK FOR GOOD TO THE GODLY

 

The attributes of God

 

The promises of God

 

The mercies of God

 

The graces of the Spirit

 

The angels of God

 

The communion of Saints

 

The intercession of Christ

 

The prayers of Saints

 

II. THE WORST THINGS WORK FOR GOOD TO THE GODLY

 

The evil of affliction

 

The evil of temptation

 

The evil of desertion

 

The evil of sin

 

III. WHY ALL THINGS WORK FOR GOOD TO THE GODLY

 

The reason why all things work for good

 

Inferences from this proposition

 

IV. OF LOVE TO GOD

 

The nature of love

 

The ground of love

 

The kinds of love

 

The properties of love

 

The degrees of love. Use: A reproof to those who do not love God

 

V. THE TESTS OF LOVE TO GOD

 

VI. AN EXHORTATION TO LOVE GOD

 

An exhortation to become lovers of God – twenty motives for loving God

 

An exhortation to preserve your love to God

 

An exhortation to increase your love to God

 

VII. EFFECTUAL CALLING

 

A distinction about calling

 

Our condition before we are called

 

The means of our effectual calling

 

The method God uses in calling sinners

 

The properties of this effectual calling

 

The end of effectual calling. Use: An exhortation to make your calling sure

 

VIII. EXHORTATIONS TO THEM WHO ARE CALLED

 

Admire God’s free grace

 

Pity those who are not yet called

 

Walk worthy of your high calling

 

IX. CONCERNING GOD’S PURPOSE

 

God’s purpose is the cause of salvation

 

God’s purpose is the ground of assurance.

 

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