Stone Soup for Five: How Satan encourages us to sin -- Method 4

How Satan encourages us to sin -- Method 4

According to Puritan pastor, Thomas Brooks, the fourth way Satan encourages us to sin is to convince us that
Even the best people sin...but Satan hides their sorrow over it and repentance from it.

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Questions to pray and journal through:

1.  Read Psalm 51 and list all the requests David makes of God after his sin was pointed out to him and he repented of it.

2.  Read Job 42: 1-6 and list all the things Job states to God that show his repentance.  Also list the truths about God he states.

3.  What do you think is meant by point number two, that these men did not live in a pattern of sin?  Do you live in a pattern of sin? Do you sin in some areas readily, delightfully, or because you desire the temporary pleasures it promises?  Is sin a habit to you?  If so, "take your heart in prayer to Him who understands it and say, 'Lord, cleanse it.  Lord, renew it.  Lord, work repentance in it.'  The more you try to produce penitent emotions in yourself, the more you will be disappointed.  However, if you believingly think of Jesus dying for you, repentance will burst forth."  -Charles H. Spurgeon

4.  If you do fall into sin occasionally and less and less, praise God for His work in your life and remember the grace shown to these men in the Bible.  Repent and look to Him who forgives and gives you power over sin.

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