Friday, July 05, 2013

Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices

I am not sure who it was that recommended that every other book that a Christian should read is from a dead saint.  With that in mind and Tim Challies encouragement I downloaded Thomas Boston's classic. In case you aren't aware Brooks was a Puritan preacher from the 1600s.

This godly saint new the enemy's tactics and how to fend him off with the Scripture.  Every young Christian and every mature believer should read in inwardly digest.  Every gospel minister should digest and reword in a lifetime of preaching to help the saints guard their hearts and lives. This is a masterly volume beyond words.  
Here are a few of my highlights:

remember this, that your life is short, your duties many, your assistance great, and your reward sure; therefore faint not, hold on and hold up, in ways of well-doing, and heaven shall make amends for all!

It is not he who reads most—but he who meditates most, who will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.

I have known a good man, says Bernard, who, when he heard of any that had committed some notorious sin, he was accustomed to say with himself—he fell today, so may I tomorrow.

Those who do not burn now in zeal against sin must before long burn in hell for sin.

Oh that you were wise, to break off your sins by timely repentance. Repentance is a work that must be timely done, or utterly undone forever.

No man knows either the love or hatred of God—by his outward mercy or misery towards them; for all things come alike to all, to the righteous and to the unrighteous, to the good and to the bad, to the clean and to the unclean.

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