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Precious Remedies 6 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 6 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight we continue our study of Thomas Brooks' great book, "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices". It's goal is to expose the devil's cunning ways and to help us overcome them by grace. So far, we've looked at five of Satan's "devices"; now we take up a sixth. The Puritan wrote, "Satan draws the soul to sin by making it bold to venture upon the occasions of sin". His wording is a bit clumsy, but his illustrations make the meaning clear. "Satan says you may walk by the harlot's door though you wont go into her bed; you may sit with the drunkard though you won't be drunk with him; you may toy with Delilah, though you will not reveal your secret to her..." If the devil can't get us to sin, he'll do the next best thing: he'll get us to flirt with sin--to get as close to it as possible without committing the sin. Charles Spurgeon tells a funny story about this. He once went to dinner with some other clergymen, one of whom was a Rabbi. The main course was duck. Having webbed feet, it was "unclean" to the Jew. But it looked delicious. As the bird was passed around the table, Spurgeon said "The Rabbi lingered over it with a long sniff, thereby taking in as much as he dared!" That ... More >>>

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