So we have been talking about sanctification in the book of Romans. Sanctification is the process by which we are molded into the image of Christ. It is going from death to life and from a slave of sin to a slave of Christ. It is the in-between, the limbo between being lost and being perfected in Christ. In this process of sanctification we battle our sin and seek to become better followers of Christ. I wanted to give you something to think about as we look at this topic.
There is an old Puritan book called "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices" that deals with fighting this battle with sin. In this book, Brooks lists specific ways Satan sets us up for sin. I just wanted to list some of those:
- By representing to the soul the outward mercies enjoyed by men walking in sin, and their freedom from outward miseries.
- By causing saints to compare themselves and their ways with those reputed to be worse than themselves.
- By leading men to choose wicked company
There are dozens of these in his book, but I thought these were helpful. Do you find yourself falling victim to any of these tactics by Satan?