Beloved brethren after getting such joy, edification, and enlargement from Puritan Thomas Watson’s The Ten Commandments I quickly devoured another of his works, The Art of Divine Contentment. This wonderful book, though much shorter than the Ten Commandments, is chalk full of Scripture. Essentially this is a wonderfully extended exegesis of Philippians 4:11.
This book follows a similar pattern as the previous one I reviewed, lending itself to note taking. Again, for someone with a horrible memory such as myself, this is very helpful. It hasn’t touched the top ten list, but I would still recommend this book to any believers who struggle in the area of contentment. This is a very convicting topic that Watson addresses so well, using the full counsel of Gods Word. One thing I’ve noticed repeatedly when reading Puritan writings is that they were able to pierce the reader through with truth, without great offense being caused. It’s as if the love they had for the brethren so weighs on their writing that the conviction is all the more of a blessing.