Thomas Watson on the disease of discontentment with God

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Having seriously considered the great dishonours done to Almighty God (as well as the prejudice which doth accrue to ourselves) by the sin of Discontent, (a Catholic and Epidemical sin). It did at first put me upon the study of this subject. Nor is it incongruous to handle this next in order to the Christian Charter. I shewed you there the great things which a Believer hath in reversion, Things to come are his; & here, behold a Christians holy & gracious deportment in this life, which discovers itself in nothing more eminently, then in Contentation.

Discontent is to the soul, as a disease to the body; it puts it out of temper, and doth much hinder its regular and sublime motions heavenward. Discontent is hereditary, and no doubt but it is much augmented by the many sad eclipses and changes that have fallen out of late in the body politick; yet the disease is not to be pleaded for, because natural; but to be resisted, because sinful. That which should make us out of love with this sullen distemper, is the contemplating the beautiful Queen of Contentation. ...

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