THE DEVICES OF SATAN
Satan may appear in his black shape but at
other times puts on the glory of an angel. He may bring into the Christian
mind remembrance even of good things, that he may hinder him from doing
something greater. He may fill up the mind of the preacher with
unseasonable godly meditations that he may distract the same preacher from
preaching to his hearers. He may inspire the Christian soul to meditate on
holy instructions so that he may be cool to the exercise of virtues.
these and a thousand more suchlike vexations in his thoughts, the
child of God is sorely troubled and exercised by the evil one.