Smite this sin!

by Thomas Watson

Question: How shall we know that we love the
reproofs of the Word?

Answer 1:
When we desire to sit under a heart-searching ministry.
Who cares for medicines that will not work?
A godly man does not choose to sit under a ministry
that will not work upon his conscience.

Answer 2:
When we pray that the Word may meet with our sins.
If there is any traitorous lust in our heart,
we would have it found out and executed.
We do not want sin covered, but cured.
We can open our breast to the 'sword' of the
Word and say, 'Lord, smite this sin.'