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Precious Remedies 8 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 8 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Seeking God's blessing, let's continue our study of "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices". The author is Thomas Brook, a Puritan who died in 1680. His aim is to expose the work of Satan, and to help us overcome his evil ways. Thus far, we've looked at seven "devices"; tonight we take up another. What is it? To quote Brooks, "Satan draws the soul to sin by presenting the crosses, the losses, reproaches, sorrows, and sufferings that daily attend those who walk in the ways of holiness". In other words, the devil who makes the ways of ungodliness look so happy can also make the Christian life look unhappy. Like every plausible lie, there is some truth in this. The believer's life is not trouble-free; there are special problems attached to following Jesus Christ. Our Lord compared it to "taking up a cross"--and that's no fun! Paul said we are chosen to "suffer for His sake". And not just "special believers" (like himself), but "all who live godly in Christ Jesus". One reason "the narrow way" is so rarely taken is because it's so much harder to travel that "the broad way that leads to destruction". And so, let's give the devil his due. There are "crosses, losses, reproaches, ... More >>>

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