Thomas Brooks has faithfully, firmly guided us through his precious remedies against Satan’s devices. As any good pastor should do, he has taught, rebuked, and corrected us, training us up toward the righteousness we have in Christ. Along the way, we have discovered something critical during our studies. While Satan is the subject of this […]
For seven chapters in Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices, Thomas Brooks lays out numerous facts about the devil, exposing our enemy’s tactics against us. He explains how Satan lures us, discourages us, and emotionally wrecks us. We learn how the devil keeps unbelievers from coming to Christ, and how he uses false teachers to spread […]
In chapter 7 of Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices, Thomas Brooks warns us about false teachers. He states Satan uses such wielders of error to “deceive, delude, and undo” his victims. According to the Bible, false teachers are a deadly menace, not just an annoyance or distraction. Such wicked messengers attacked the Israelites, drawing them […]
The Lord Jesus is more than willing to save even the worst of sinners. Are you willing to go to him so that you can have life? Satan doesn’t try to tell unbelievers that Jesus’s is unable to save. That would be much easier to refute. Instead, the lie we focus on here, as with […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]