Little Sins????

The following is from Thomas Brook’s classic, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices.  It is long, but powerful stuff to aid us in putting to sin to death.

That even those very sins that Satan paints, and puts new names and colors upon, cost the best blood, the noblest blood, the life-blood, the heart-blood of the Lord Jesus. That Christ should come from the eternal bosom of his Father to a region of sorrow and death; that God should be manifested in the flesh, the Creator made a creature; that he who was clothed with glory should be wrapped with rags of flesh; he who filled heaven and earth with his glory should be cradled in a manger; that the almighty God should flee from weak man—the God of Israel into Egypt; that the God of the law should be subject to the law, the God of the circumcision circumcised, the God who made the heavens working at Joseph’s homely trade; that he who binds the devils in chains should be tempted; that he, whose is the world, and the fullness thereof, should hunger and thirst; that the God of strength should be weary, the Judge of all flesh condemned, the God of life put to death; that he who is one with his Father should cry out of misery, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46); that he who had the keys of hell and death at his belt should lie imprisoned in the sepulcher of another, having in his lifetime nowhere to lay his head,nor after death to lay his body; that that HEAD, before which the angels do cast down their crowns, should be crowned with thorns, and those EYES, purer than the sun, put out by the darkness of death; those EARS, which hear nothing but hallelujahs of saints and angels, to hear the blasphemies of the multitude; that FACE, which was fairer than the sons of men, to be spit on by those beastly wretched Jews; that MOUTH and TONGUE, which spoke as never man spoke, accused for blasphemy; those HANDS, which freely swayed the scepter of heaven, nailed to the cross; those FEET, “like unto fine brass,” nailed to the cross for man’s sins; each sense pained with a spear and nails; his SMELL, with stinking odor, being crucified on Golgotha, the place of skulls; his TASTE, with vinegar and gall; his HEARING, with reproaches, and SIGHT of his mother and disciples bemoaning him; his SOUL, comfortless and forsaken; and all this for those very sins that Satan paints and puts fine colors upon! Oh! how should the consideration of this stir up the soul against sin, and work the soul to fly from it, and to use all holy means whereby sin may be subdued and destroyed.

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3 responses to “Little Sins????

  • MarieP

    Wow! Powerful stuff, indeed! Thanks for posting this! As Watts wrote, He comes to make His blessings flow far as the curse is found. How deep that curse is, as our brother Brooks so vividly expressed. But oh how great the blessings in Christ, who was tried in every way as we are, yet without sin! As the recent hymn says, “It was my sin that held Him there. Until it was accomplished. His dying breath has brought me life. I know that it is finished”

  • chosenrebel

    Powerful stuff and revealing of how shallow is our ages meditation and ponderings on the Scripture. We are made of weak and thin stuff in comparison. Our theological reflection, my own theological reflection is a dim shadow compared to the image of holiness this casts.

  • Stephen Cox

    The Christian who labors to keep these truths as fresh in his or her mind as is possible, will be the one who honors their Lord in a life of perpetual sin killing and Chrit exalting. Merciful GOD help us we pray to love you more than our pet sins.

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