This characteristic is evident in the art of divine contentment. This edition of the art of divine contentment includes a table of contents. The art of divine contentment chapter 46 sovereign. The art of divine contentment an exposition of philippians 4. The art of divine contentment, by thomas watson full. We regret, however, that lack of staff prevents us doing little more than adding a full table of contents. It is full of watsons characteristic imagery and pastoral care. Thomas watson the art of divine contentment sovereign. It is a slip taken off from the tree of life and planted by the.
The art of divine contentment by thomas watson, paperback. Watsons volume on contentment is one of the greatest of the puritan classics. This very old book contains depth of insight that eludes most modern writers. Thomas watson the art of divine contentment chapter 46 chapter 4. So, i was sifting through a pile of books that i read in the past couple years and was drawn again to another book by my old, dead friend and counselor of the heart, thomas watson some. The doctrine of christian contentment is clearly illustrated and profitably. The special cases where, through changes in providences, discontentment most. The art of divine contentment ebook by thomas watson. Living in the 16th century, watson believed that discontentment was a sin, and so wrote the book the art of divine contentment. Watson, thomas the art of divine contentment twmodules. The art of divine contentment marti wibbels, ms, lmhc contentment is a topic thats generally ignored. The doctrine of christian contentment is clearly illustrated and profitably applied. The reader does an excellent job of translating the content to audio. Contentment is a flower which does not grow in every garden.
Yet he is easily readable, and writes with skill in the art of illustration, in a way few men in history have been able to do. The content of thomas watsons the art of divine contentment is biblical and edifying. The art of divine contentment is a book written by thomas watson in which he examines contentment from philippians 4. The art of divine contentment internet christian library. There is one promise brings much sweet contentment into the soul, they that seek the lord shall not want any good thing, ps. He was educated at emmanuel college, cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably intense study. The art of divine contentment thomas watson audiobook. How a christian may know whether he has learned the divine art 14. The art of divine contentment by thomas watson part 2 divine motives to contentment. Puritan thomas watsons book the art of divine contentment 1660 is a challenging and encouraging call for christians to pursue contentment in god.
He was an english, nonconformist, puritan preacher and author. The art of divine contentment quotes by thomas watson. In any and all circumstances i have learned the secret of being contentwhether wellfed or hungry. Read the art of divine contentment by thomas watson available from rakuten kobo. The art of divine contentment thomas watson, thomas watson, don kistler, don kistler on. For, what is heavenbut that sweet repose and full contentment that the soul shall have in god. A remedy against all our trouble thomas watson, the art of divine contentment i have learned to be content in whatever circumstances i am.
Watson, thomas the art of divine contentment esword. The art of divine contentment is an exposition by the puritan minister thomas watson of the text found in philippians 4. Note that these quotes are taken from the art of divine contentment. The trade of sin needs not to be learned, but the art of divine contentment is not achieved without holy industry. Librivox recording of the art of divine contentment by thomas watson. Contentment is an inner sense of satisfaction that is not dependant on external factors. In his book the art of divine contentment, thomas watson described five characteristics of a contented heart. When we take an honest look at our thoughts and conversations, we might acknowledge how easily we slide into an attitude of discontent. The trade of sin needs not to be learnedbut the art of divine contentment is not achieved without holy industry. Watsons works are all marked by profound spirituality, terse style, impressive remarks, and practical illustrations.
Contentment is to appreciate what is instead of what could be. The art of divine contentment palm beach counseling. It is our work to cast care, and it is gods work to take care. He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Quotes from the art of divine contentment christian. The art of divine contentment counseling one another. Thomas watson 16201686 was thomas watson is one of the most famous puritan preachers in history, and his writings during the 17th century are still read across the world today. Thomas watson in his book, the art of divine contentment states. On the subject of contentment, i still prefer the indepth look found in the rare jewel of christian contentment by jeremiah burroughs. I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances i am. A work by thomas watson on being content, divine contentment, in 2 chapters.
The tiny text set with giant margins makes the book feel like it was thrown together and published without ever examining the finished product. He not only explains the nature of this contentment, but also gives motives to seek it and instructions for obtaining it. In modern english, a modern update of thomas watsons. This is watsons masterful treatment on the subject o. We draw strength from the reserve of life for our current circumstances, rather than. The art of divine contentment by thomas watson overdrive.
In reprinting the 1855 edition of the art of divine contentment the latest edition we know of we wished to revise the layout and to add editorial notes for increased clarity. The art of divine contentment by thomas watson goodreads. The art of divine contentment by thomas watson, 9781618957252, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The one who is content is not complaining against god. Read in english by j l raimundo the art of divine contentment is an exposition by the puritan minister thomas watson of the text found in philippians 4. Puritan preachers, having an eye to the practice of their hearers, built their heartsearching application of the truth upon sound biblical doctrine. The art of divine contentment audio book watson reformation. Its monday morning and, honestly, i dont have a whole lot to say. You would think it were excellent if i could prescribe a remedy or antidote against poverty. He rightly focuses the source of contentment on gods promises and his sovereign keeping of them. It examines the nature of contentment and how to live it out in the christian life, both by answering questions regarding problems with contentment and. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library.
He considers the great dishonor done to almighty god by the sin of discontent. Thomas watson circa 16201686 was an english puritan who became a. Posted on february 27, 2012 july 1, 2016 by paul tautges. He studied at emmanuel college, cambridge ba, 1639. Watson spends the entire book on this one verse, and in doing so, presents. Thomas watson was an english puritan preacher in the 17th century. The art of divine contentment by thomas watson part 1 i have learned to be content in whatever circumstances i am. The art of divine contentment audiobook by thomas watson. The art of divine contentment by thomas watson the introduction to the text the first branch of the text, the scholar the second branch of the text the lesson itself, with the proposition the resolving of some questions showing the nature of contentment reasons pressing to holy contentment uses for the christian motives to divine contentment. Watson was also a prolific writer and his devotionals are still well read today. Thomas watson, an english puritan preacher, wants to teach readers how to gain the same contentment as paul. Contentment is a flower that doth not grow in every garden. Contentment teaches a man how in the midst of want to abound.
In the art of divine contentment, thomas watson is very skillful with his imagery and language to get his message on contentment across to the reader. I have learned, in whatsoever state i am, therewith to be content. In any and all circumstances i have learned the secret of being contentwhether wellfed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. Autarkeia, or, the art of divine contentment by thomas watson. Posted on august 17, 2007 by theologyandsteak yes, i took the title from one of my favorite puritan books by thomas watson michael douglas, as ruthless corporate raider gordon gekko in the movie wall street, said it best. Thomas watson gave an exposition of what it is to be content. The art of divine contentment 9781601787460 by thomas. Contentment is a christian grace that grows over time. A puritan call to contentment christian classics for the. I know both how to have a little, and i know how to have a lot. The art of divine contentment watson sdg reformation. The second branch of the text as we continue through this great puritan classic, the author thomas watson focuses our attention on the second half of the verse philippians 4. Now there are in species these seven rare excellencies in contentment. He not only explains the nature of the contentment, but also gives motives to seek it and instructions for obtaining it.1284 921 1162 1085 753 642 294 1385 195 832 1457 1289 493 779 1569 780 1457 764 879 448 1566 579 494 847 1116 310 978 153 414 1081 813 1404 798 283 504 1004