Ten Quotes from Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices

  1. Cross providences are sent by God to work some noble good for saints.
  2. A saint conflicts against sin universally, the least sin as well as the greatest.
  3. 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.
  4. At one time he (Satan) will fix men’s eyes on others’ sins than their own, that he may puff them up.
  5. 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 welldoing, and heaven shall make amends for all!
  6. Repentance is the vomit of the soul; and of all purgatives, none so difficult and hard as it is to vomit.
  7. Humility can weep over other men’s weaknesses, and joy and rejoice over their graces. Humility will make a man quiet and contented in the lowest condition, and it will preserve a man from envying other men’s prosperous condition (1 Thess. 1:2, 3).
  8. The Spirit of the Lord is your counselor, your comforter, your upholder, your strengthener. It is the Spirit alone, who makes a man too great for Satan to conquer. ‘Greater is he who is in you, than he who is in the world’ (1 John 4:4).
  9.  …solemnly to consider, That the spiritual riches of the poorest saints infinitely transcend the temporal riches of all the wicked men in the world; their spiritual riches satisfy them; they can sit down satisfied with the riches of grace that are in Christ, without earthly honors or riches.
  10. The saints’ motto in all ages has been ‘Laboremus’—let us be doing.
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