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Precious Remedies 22 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 22 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11b
Jan 01, 1988 pm - In our midweek study, we've been looking at the book, Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices. The author is Thomas Brooks; the date is late 17th Century; the goals are to expose the cunning ways of Satan and to help us overcome them by grace. Thus far, we've seen how the devil tempts us to sin; how he disturbs our peace with God; how he sows discord among God's people; and how he uses our knowledge against us. Tonight, we take up the topic: How Satan keeps us from holy duties. By "holy duties" I mean things like prayer, Bible-reading, and meditation. We know we ought to do these things; we know they're important, too. Yet we neglect them more often than we care to admit. Why do we do this? There is weakness, of course. Remaining sin plays a part, too. And so does the devil. He is a real and cunning creature who does everything he can to keep us from our holy duties. How does he do it? By stressing their difficulty, we learned last week. Tonight, we look at another way. The Puritan has it, "Satan keeps the soul from holy exercises by casting in a multitude of vain thoughts while the soul is seeking God or waiting upon God". The experience he describes is common, if not ... More >>>

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