Thomas Brooks

The Enemy of Secret Prayer – Thomas Brooks

The Enemy of Secret Prayer – Thomas Brooks

Satan is a very great enemy to secret prayer. Secret prayer is a scourge, a hell to Satan. Every secret prayer adds to the devil’s torment, and every secret sigh adds to his torment, and every secret groan adds to his torment, and every secret tear adds to his torment.

– Thomas Brooks –
from The Secret Key To Heaven, 1665

Serious Meditation On Holy and Heavenly Truths – Thomas Brooks

Serious Meditation On Holy and Heavenly Truths – Thomas Brooks

Remember that it is not a hasty reading, but serious meditation on holy and heavenly truths, that makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the mere touching of the flower by the bee that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time on the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove to be the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.

– Thomas Brooks –

Faith has Influence – Thomas Brooks

Faith has Influence – Thomas Brooks

Faith has an influence upon all other graces: it is like a silver thread, that runs through a chain of pearls; it puts strength and vivacity into all other graces. 

– Thomas Brooks –

Glory Begun – Thomas Brooks

Glory Begun – Thomas Brooks

What is grace but glory begun? And what is glory but grace perfected? Grace is glory in the bud, and glory is grace at full.

– Thomas Brooks –
from Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance,1654

Joy is the Beauty of Christians – Thomas Brooks

Joy is the Beauty of Christians – Thomas Brooks

A beautiful face is at all time pleasing to the eye, but then especially when there is joy manifested in the countenance. Joy in the face puts a new beauty, and makes that which before was beautiful to be exceeding beautiful. It puts a lustre and glory upon beauty; so does joy in the face, heart, and life of a Christian, cast a general splendor and glory upon him, and the ways of God wherein he walks. The joy of the Lord is not only the strength, but also the beauty and glory of Christians. (see Nehemiah 8:10)

– Thomas Brooks –
from Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance, 1654

Hope is a Spark of Glory – Thomas Brooks

A Christian will part with anything rather than his hope; he knows that hope will keep the heart both from aching and breaking, from fainting and sinking; he knows that hope is a beam of God, a spark of glory, and that nothing shall extinguish it till the soul be filled with glory.

– Thomas Brooks –