Jul 8, 2013

Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices - Part 1

Thomas Brooks divides Satan's devices (schemes, wiles) into several different categories.  The first category is "Satan's devices to draw the soul to sin." These are ways, that is, that Satan works to get people to break God's law. Under this category, Brooks discusses 12 specific "devices:

Device 1: By presenting the bait and hiding the hook.
The idea here is that Satan shows us the pleasures that can be derived from sin, but obscures from us the "wrath and misery" that follow from committing sin.

For remedies, consider that . . .
1. We ought to keep at the greatest distance from sin and from playing with the bait.
2. Sin is but a bitter sweet.
3. Sin will usher in the greatest and the saddest losses.
4. Sin is very deceitful and bewitching.

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