When Satan Spreads Discord and Conflict Among God’s People (Brooks)

The Reformed Reader

Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices (Puritan Paperbacks) One of Satan’s strongest and most successful weapons against the church is getting Christians to ‘bite and devour each another’ (Gal 5.15 NIV).  He does what he can to sow seeds of conflict among Christians so the seeds grow into fights and quarrels among brothers and sisters in Christ.  Thomas Brooks – in his usual biblically wise manner – gives remedies against Satan’s attempts to make us fight and bicker.  Here are some of his remedies which I’ve edited and commented upon:

1) “Dwell more upon one another’s graces than upon one another’s weaknesses and infirmities.  It is sad to consider that saints should have many eyes to behold one another’s infirmities, and not one eye to see each other’s graces.”  Since each Christian has the flowers of grace in his/her garden, other Christians should look upon those sweet, pleasing, and delightful graces that God has given his children. …

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