It does not take too much reading of PRESBYTERIAN THOUGHTS to know that Wilhelmus a'Brakel is one my favorite Dutch theologians. In this brief video the translator of A Christian's Reasonable Service speaks on Brakel as well as the Dutch Second Reformation. Enjoy.
06 November, 2009
Today I was reading in Thomas Watson, and came across this great thought on our love for God in connection with biblical worship:
When Christians make little reckoning of God's worship, duties of religion are done in a dead, formal manner; if they are left undone, yet they are ill done. This is a sad symptom of a spiritual consumption; remissness in duty shows a decay in our first love. The strings of a violin being slack, the violin can never make good music; when men grow slack in duty, they pray as if they prayed not; this can never make any harmonious sound in God's ears. When the spiritual motion is slow and heavy, and the pulse of the soul beats low, it is a sign that Christians have lost their first love.