Satan Rages Against the Godly

Source Name: 
The Works of George Swinnock: Volume 1 (p.62-63)
Source Author: 
George Swinnock

"The devil, both a serpent for craft and a lion for cruelty, doth, out of his hatred to God, make it his constant business by his power and policy to hinder godliness… While Satan reigneth in a creature, all may be quiet and calm; but if he be once cast out, he will rage and roar to purpose. While Israel serveth the Egyptians, carrying their crosses, bearing their burdens, doing their drudgery, all is well; but when once they shake off Pharaoh’s yoke, turn, their backs upon Egypt, and set out for Canaan, with what force and fury are they pursued to be brought back to their former bondage! Christ was no sooner baptized than buffeted; he went, as it were, out of the water of baptism into the fire of temptation."


Daily Proverb

Proverbs 17:1

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.