All Things For Good
Summary: A beautiful discourse on Romans 8:28. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called, according to His purpose." The best things work for good to the godly. The worst things work for good to the godly. Why? Because the Lord has made a covenant with His people. 'I am thy God.' He is our God, Physician, Father and Friend. How can we do anything but love Him and worship Him in response?
Personal Thoughts: I picked up this book thinking it would be about God upholding us during trials. But in true Puritanical fashion, it was SO much more than that. Yes, it started with speaking of trials in a believer's life, but also within these pages there is a beautiful piece that encouraged Christians to grow in love to God. Watson so patiently and helpfully explains what that love to God looks like in a believer's life and why it needs to be cultivated continually. The author also delved into a believer finding immense joy and humility in the fact that God called us. If that were not enough, Watson packs a little more into this short 127 page treatise. He finishes by teaching his readers about assurance and how to know they are of God.
Quote: Christ is not content till the saints are in His arms. This prayer, which He made on earth (John 17) is the copy and pattern of His prayer in heaven. What a comfort is this; when Satan is tempting, Christ is praying! This works for good. --pg 23