The net by which he drags millions to hell!

(Thomas Watson, "The Good Practitioner")

Unbelief makes sermons to be like showers of rain,
falling upon a rock! They neither mollify nor fructify,
because men don't really believe them.

If men really believed that sin was so bitter, and
that wrath and hell followed it—would they take
this serpent into their bosom?

If men really believed . . .
  that there was a beauty in holiness,
  that godliness was great gain,
  that there was joy in the way and heaven at the end
—would not they turn their feet into Christ's holy way?

Men have some slight transient thoughts of these
things—but their minds are not fully convinced, nor
their conscience fully captivated into believing them.

Unbelief is Satan's masterpiecethe net by which
he drags millions to hell!