Thomas Watson, “Uses” for Shorter Catechism #2

Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

USES:

  1. We see the goodness of God in giving us the Scriptures.
  2. If it is inspired of God, it reproves those who ignore parts of Scripture, who replace Scripture with ‘secret messages’ from the Spirit, who never read it, who twist its meaning.
  3. If it is inspired by God, let us read it, prize it, believe it, love it, conform to it, contend for it, be thankful for it, adore God’s grace revealed in it.

Thomas Watson, BD, 26-38.

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