Thomas Watson graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was known for being a hard student. He was a man of considerable learning, a popular but judicious preacher, and eminent in the gift of prayer. He is one of the most popular of all English Puritans and, certainly, one of the most readable. Watson pastored at St. Stephen's Walbrook in London. The building in which he pastored was destroyed by fire in 1666. After being ejected in 1662, he continued ministering in London for many years. He retired to Essex, where he died suddenly while at prayer.
Art of Divine Contentmentby Thomas Watson, Editor Rev Terry Kulakowski
By our immoderate worry, we take his work out of his hand is very dishonorable to God; it
These words are brought in to anticipate and prevent an objection. The apostle had, in the former verse, laid down many grave and heavenly exhortations: among the rest, "to be anxious for nothing." It is our work to cast away anxiety; and it is God's work to take care.
By our immoderate worry, we take his work out of his hand is very dishonorable to God; it takes away his providence. Immoderate worry takes the heart off from better things; and usually while we are thinking how we shall live-we forget how to die.
Thomas Watson was an English preacher and author who obtained great fame preaching until the Restoration when he was ejected as the vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook for noncomformity. Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately and upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House.
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