When We Lose, We Gain

What you have lost one way, you have gained another.

–Thomas Watson

This little quote by the Puritan says a whole lot–to me anyway.

Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. 8 More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith.
Philippians 3:7-9 NRSV

5 Responses to “When We Lose, We Gain”


  1. 1 Thomas Provost

    Thomas Watson is by far one of my favorite Puritans. I have a few of his books. He sure has a gift with words and theological depth. Interestingly he labored side by side in the same church with Stephen Charnock for several years.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I definitely want to look into his writings more. I think he’s the one who wrote on the Lord’s Prayer which I love to read about.

    That’s interesting that two of the ones who have stood the test of time worked together.
    Jeff

  3. 3 Scripture Zealot

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    Jeff

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