We Christians can sometimes feel alone in our churches. Amidst the energy and vitality of worship, as the Holy Spirit moves the body to praise and revere God, it’s easy to become isolated in our fears and uncertainties. Doctrinal and stylistic differences can widen the gaps even further. Unconfessed sin can push us adrift, out into a sea of separation.
That may be exactly where our enemy wants us.
Predators seek out the isolated, the unprotected. A single target loses the benefit of the group’s combined strength. The greatest exodus in our churches may not be in waves of division but in one believer, then another, removed from the body, one by one.
Thomas Brooks understands this is a difficult reality. And so he offers several remedies against this device of Satan, to help us see that we are not alone. We can derive hope from recognizing the body of Christ all around us, across the street and across the world.