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Precious Remedies 7 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 7 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11
Jan 01, 1988 pm - With the Lord's blessing, let's continue our study of "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices". The author is Thomas Brooks, an English pastor who lived from 1608 to 1680. The subject is temptation. He begins with a "device"--a trick of Satan. He goes on to give several "remedies"--or advice on how to overcome it. So far, we've studied six "devices". They are concealment, false advertising, minimizing, the abuse of the Bible, presumption, and flirting with sin. Tonight, we take up another trick the devil uses. Thomas Brooks puts it thusly: "Satan draws the soul to sin by pointing to the outward mercies that vain men enjoy, and the outward miseries they are freed from, while they walk in the ways of sin". In other words, Satan will make sinners look happy. This is an old trick, but one that works quite well in every generation. Long ago, a man wrote of his experience: "But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the boastful when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no pangs in their death, but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men, nor are the plagues like other men...Their eyes bulge with ... More >>>

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