The human sense of self-worth is powerful. That’s why we spend so much time and effort proving ourselves to others. We need to show ourselves worthy of what we have, what we do, and who we are. Knowing this, Satan prevents some people from coming to Christ through embarrassment over having nothing to offer in […]
After 35 blog posts walking through Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices, I may be the most excited about the next five. That’s because the Lord Jesus and his strength to save are their center and focus. Wielding the word of God as his choice weapon, Jesus defeated Satan in the wilderness. Crying to the Father […]
Satan attacks the church through division. In unity, Christians can stand against him. Learn 12 ways the church can remain united. Let’s broadly review what Thomas Brooks has taught us about Satan in the main points of the previous three chapters. Satan tries to lure use into sin through craft, trickery, and deceit. If this […]
Our perspective on constant temptations can color the way we see ourselves. But we can learn to view our path toward holiness in light of God’s mercy. Imagine a panicked family member waking you in the night. You must follow them immediately. Your high-rise apartment building is unsafe. Collapse may be imminent. You join the […]
Persistent sin defies logic and reason. It short circuits common sense. We will rationalize, minimize, and explain away to whatever degree is necessary our “darling sins.”
Breaking free of that deadly pattern requires a power greater than our will, stronger than our resilience, and more trustworthy than our self-directed promises.
From Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices, here are six truths that counter our failure to conquer persistent sin. Satan uses our weakness to discourage us. But that’s when God’s strength is made perfect.
You’re at church on a Sunday morning. People around you raise their hands as they sing from their hearts. You see expressions of heartfelt joy on their faces. And you long to experience these feelings with them. But it’s just not there. You talk with a Christian friend, updating each other on your lives. A […]
Look into the heart and soul of a Christian. You’ll see how God has uniquely equipped the spiritual warrior for a lifelong battle against sin. A computer. A car. An appliance. Examine an object’s structure and makeup, and you’ll learn what it was made for. What lies inside reveals the thing’s purpose. Lacking the particular […]