Semănătorul (The Sower)

September 2021, Volume 2, Number 2

Delighting in God’s Word: Drawn from Thomas Watson’s The Christian on the Mount1

Dr Jim Davison

The work chosen for this article is Thomas Watson’s, The Christian on the Mount, for it encourages all believers to explore the neglected art and  iscipline
of meditation on the Scriptures. From a focus upon delighting upon God’s  word, Watson suggests that the believer’s affections will be drawn not only to embrace that word but a desire will be created in the heart to meditate upon it day and night; just as the psalmist did in Psalm 1. He explains that meditation goes beyond simply study of the Word, which brings understanding. Meditation is presented as a duty which should not be slighted. It should be deliberate, morning and evening and at the same time impromptu. The benefits and usefulness of meditation are explained and the necessity of meditation cannot be downplayed.
KEY WORDS: Transforming grace, the Word of God, study, the art of meditation, royal edit.