Quote of the day – Thomas Brooks



John 8:42-44

NASB

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.43 Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 10:10

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.


“Satan promises the best, but pays with the worst; he promises honour, and pays with disgrace; he promises pleasure, and pays with pain; he promises profit, and pays with loss; he promises life, and pays with death. But God pays as he promises; all his payments are made in pure gold.”

Thomas Brooks

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25 thoughts on “Quote of the day – Thomas Brooks

  1. Good quote and verses, Maria! I’m reminded of Satan trying to tempt Jesus with the temporal. We must keep walking with our Shepherd and not be swayed by the tempter.

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  2. Love the quote Maria. Is a great reminder that tqhe devil gives chocolate coated poison. Appealing to the eye but death to the soul. Can’t wait till Revelation 20: 7-10

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      • Maria, interesting verses. At first it reminded me of Michael Jeshurun. He has come down very hard on a group that is known as
        The seed of Satan. Quite honestly I have studied very little about this group or their doctrine, but on this point I certainly agree with him. I know that the doctrine makes no sense, as Adam partook of the same fruit as did Eve, and the doctrine itself calls for sexual sin between Satan and Eve supposedly producing Satan’s seed, Cain.
        So, Maria, when you posted these verses in John 8:42-44, it made me wonder when did these men become children of Satan? Were they destined to this calling by some previous act between Satan and Eve, or were they in love with the world and their sins? Or were they destined to this fate? Or what was going on here? Jesus when speaking to His disciples said:
        Jesus answered them, “Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?” (John 6:70 NASB)
        So just how did Judas Iscariot become a devil? And how and when did the Pharisees come to be known as being “of your father the devil”? I’ve been looking at what transpired before this seeming indictment by Jesus of these ones whom He calls “of your father the devil”.
        And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father. So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. 29 And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.” As He spoke these things, many came to believe in Him.
        John 8:23-24,27-30 NASB
        So, at this point we have yet to here the verses that you posted. Jesus is yet to call these ones children of their Father the devil. Is He here then giving them some hope? I think that could be the case, because based on what He said later, there would have been no hope. Certainly we were all there in that position at one time, and also, because some of them did believe what He said must have touched a cord.
        And also, He says that some of them would know who He is after He would be lifted up. And all this is transpiring even though He is about to call them children of their father the devil.
        This reminded me of one time when I had just blown up with unbecoming language, when as a teenager, i was in front of my mother; and as she observed this it seemed as if out of nowhere she said to me: “boy you are a child of the devil”. Those words tore into my very soul. After all, I went to church with her and my family every week, most of the time twice. I attended Sunday School; I sang in the church youth choir, but I knew that she was right. I was nowhere near being right with the Lord. I never forgot that indictment as you can see. I don’t know what roll that played in where I am today, but I know that the Lord has used it in my life, and in that same fashion He must have used it in those lives that day.

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