Taking Heed of Hindrances | Chapter 17

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together.

You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here.

Chapter Seventeen Outline

  • Hindrance #1 – Take heed of unbelief.
  • Hindrance #2 – Take heed of puzzling thoughts about election.
  • Hindrance #3 – Take heed of too much violence after the world.
  • Hindrance #4 – Take heed of indulging any lust.
  • Hindrance #5 – Take heed of despondency of spirit.
  • Hindrance #6 – Take heed of a slothful, lazy disposition.
  • Hindrance #7 – Take heed of consulting with flesh and blood.
  • Hindrance #8 – Take heed of listening to the voice of such carnal friends.
  • Hindrance #9 – Take heed of setting up your abode in the lowest pitch of grace.
  • Hindrance #10 – Take heed of the opinion that it is not so hard to get the kingdom.

Questions for Reflection

  • Which of Watson’s motives most resonated with you? Why?
  • Can you think of other hindrances to offering violence that Watson did not mention?

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