A Godly Man Weeps

In The Godly Man’s Picture, Thomas Watson writes that a godly man weeps for a number of reasons. Those reasons include his struggle with indwelling sin, his lack of perseverance in the pursuit of holiness, and the overwhelming sense of love that the Lord has for him.

After describing these reasons for weeping, along with three others, Watson concludes by saying:

 “Thus we see what cause there is why a child of God should weep even after conversion…. Now this sorrow of a godly man for sin is not a despairing sorrow. He does not mourn without hope. ‘Iniquities prevail against me’ (Psa.65:3) – there is the holy soul weeping. ‘As for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away’ – there is faith triumphing.”

Is your faith in Christ triumphing over today’s temptations, sins, and sorrows?


You can purchase The Godly Man’s Picture at either Westminster Books or  Monergism Books.

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