Quote of the day – Thomas Brooks


John 8:42-44

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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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Feasting from the Puritans’ table ~ Thomas Brooks



Romans 7:21-25

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18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

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Psalm 51:3

For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.


Our struggle against sin is a difficult topic – unpleasant and painful not only to experience but to think about. But this struggle leads to a greater reliance upon and a settled confidence in our Saviour. Praise Jesus Christ forevermore!


Thomas Brooks (1608–1680) was an  English non-conformist Puritan  preacher and author. . . Spurgeon said of him, “Brooks scatters stars with both hands, with an eagle eye of faith as well as the eagle eye of imagination.” ~ Wikipedia


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“‘My sin is ever before me’ [Psalm 51.3].  A humble soul sees that he can stay no more from sin, than the heart can from panting, and the pulse from beating.  He sees his heart and life to be fuller of sin, than the firmament is of stars; and this keeps him low.  He sees that sin is so bred in the bone, that till his bones, as Joseph’s, be carried out of the Egypt of this world, it will not out.  Though sin and grace were never born together, and though they shall not die together, yet while the believer lives, these two must live together; and this keeps him humble.”

Thomas Brooks

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