Thursday, June 05, 2008

Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices

May's Puritan reading was Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices by Thomas Brooks. I'm almost done it. This quote caught my attention today:

All divine power and strength against sin flows from the soul's union and communion with Christ. While you keep off from Christ, you keep off from that strength and power which is alone able to make you trample down strength, lead captivity captive, and slay the Goliaths that bid defiance to Christ. It is only faith in Christ that makes a man triumph over sin, Satan, hell and the world. It is only faith in Christ that binds the strong man's hand and foot, that stops the issue of blood, that makes a man strong in resisting and happy in conquering. Sin always dies most where faith lives most. The most believing soul is the most mortified soul. Ah! sinner, remember this, there is no way on earth effectually to be rid of the guilt, filth and power of sin, but by believing in a Saviour. It is not resolving, it is not complaining, it is not mourning but believing, that will make thee divinely victorious over that body of sin that to this day is too strong for thee, and that will certainly be thy ruin, if it be not ruined by a hand of faith.

6 comments:

stauf46 said...

Wow, is that every appropriate right now, says Terry after a morning of counselling. It is appropriate for me, too!

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like a really good book! I gave up on the puritan challenge because I didn't have the books but they sure sound good.

Tracy said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. Know we are thinking about you.

We used to live in Edson, moved away in July. As a mother of a 14 year old daughter I know I can't imagine the pain you are feeling.

Anna said...

We are praying for your family. You are likeminded believers w/us and reading your blogs makes us praise the Savior, Jesus Christ, who alone will sustain you during this great trial, and who has given you such good feeding for all this time. May God be glorified even in this.

Rich and Anna Thorburn
New Hampshire, USA
(three of our children were on TPS w/Emily)

Anonymous said...

Juanita;

I had no idea you guys had blogs set up. Just a couple days ago I was pondering an attempt at the Puritans. When your life is more settled, I would be happy to dig into a book with you over the winter months when things are less busy for us farm wise.

Dawn E.

Dominion Family said...

Dearest Juanita,
I am thinking of you night and day. My hard heart is broken with grief for your family. I am sorry that I cannot help bear this burden for you physically but I am keeping your name before the throne without ceasing.