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Sin so bewitches the soul

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) CHAPTER 1: THE PROOF OF THE POINT Satan has snares for the wise and snares for the simple; snares for hypocrites, and snares for the upright; snares for generous souls, and snares for timorous souls; snares for the rich, and snares for […]

He is but a Christian in title only, who has not personal experience of Satan’s stratagems

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) A WORD TO THE READER First, You must know that every man cannot be excellent, yet every man may be useful. An iron key may unlock the door with a golden treasure behind it; yes, iron can do some things that gold […]

Heaven shall make amends for all

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY Christ, the Scripture, your own hearts, and Satan’s devices, are the four prime things that should be first and most studied and searched. If any cast off the study of these, they cannot be safe here, nor happy hereafter. […]

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Quotes from Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices. –2 Corinthians 2:11 Table of Contents The Epistle Dedicatory A Word to the Reader Introduction I. THE PROOF OF THE POINT II. SATAN’S DEVICES TO DRAW […]

Weak and singular and odd

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

by John Newton A consistent Christian, whose integrity, humility, and philanthropy, mark his character and adorn his profession will in time command respect. But his attachment to the unfashionable truths of the Gospel, and his separation from the maxims and pursuits of the world will render him weak and singular and odd in their eyes. […]

Whenever you have felt grateful, have you not also felt happy?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving by Harvey Bluedorn Can you imagine a thankful person who is not happy, or an unthankful person who is happy? Unthankful or ungrateful people feel they are somehow entitled. The more one feels entitled, the less grateful one becomes. A spoiled child is an ungrateful child who feels entitled. Ungrateful self-entitled persons become […]

Our dim eyes cannot read the dark pages

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

by J.R. Miller You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand. John 13:7 Peter could not understand why Jesus should so condescend as to wash his feet. It perplexed and puzzled him, and he shrank from submitting to it. Jesus said, You do not know now what I am […]

The providence of God seemed to run quite contrary to his promise

Friday, October 20th, 2017

God is to be trusted when his providences seem to run contrary to his promises. God promised to give David the crown, to make him king; but providence ran contrary to his promise. David was pursued by Saul, and was in danger of his life, but all this while it was David’s duty to trust […]

Happy is that Christian

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Our Lord has . . . many weak children in his family, many dull pupils in his school, many raw soldiers in his army, many lame sheep in his flock. Yet He bears with them all, and casts none away. Happy is that Christian who has learned to do likewise with his brethren. –J.C. Ryle

Make it your habit to silently admit mysteries in the conduct of Providence towards you, which you are not able to comprehend

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The Crook in the Lot:The Sovereignty of God in the Trials, Tribulations & Troubles of This Life by Thomas Boston “…Make it your habit to silently admit mysteries in the conduct of Providence towards you, which you are not able to comprehend, but will adore. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom […]

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