In this episode:
- Don’t forget to become a Theodio Premier Subscriber. Offer ends when 2020 comes to a close.
- The final part of a three-part series on repentance
- Episode blog post: Do you take God’s grace for granted?
- Extra post: The seven marks of true repentance
- Podcast introduction: Yabo Obien
- Logo and marque: Jeff Lyons at Light & Story
- Original music: Makeup and Vanity Set
- Kindle version of Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices by John Hendryx at Monergism.com
- Text for Precious Remedies provided by GraceGems.org
Welcome back to the Theodio Podcast. I’m your host, Dan Kassis.
This time we will return to Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks. Our previous episode was a bit of a diversion, as I read to you a blog post I wrote called “The Seven Marks of True Repentance. I’m really fond of that post, so please go back and listen if you missed it. I’ll put the link to it in the show notes of this episode, too.
Because Brooks spent so much time explaining what repentance is – and what it isn’t – in his second remedy, we split this section up into two episodes. So now, without further preamble, here’s the remainder of our audio segment on the human difficulty of repentance.
If you were listening closely you noted at the end that Brooks said that if Satan can’t get you to believe repentance is easy, he can come at you the other way and make you believe it’s too hard. It’s impossible! What can we do?
Well, they key, fellow believers, is to remember it’s really both. It’s difficult in that it cost God greatly to grant you the gift of repentance. And that it’s difficult for our sinful human hearts to humble ourselves to the point that we desire to repent. But it’s easy, in that all God asks in our repenting of sin is that we believe in his Son Jesus. Good?
That’s all for this section of the book. Next time we’ll move into device 7: the temptation to walk right up to the boundaries of sin without actually stepping over. Brooks calls this being “bold to venture upon the occasion of sin.”
We hope you’ll join us again. Thanks for listening.