Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) "Is the Lord Christ a servant? This should teach us not to stand upon any terms. If Christ had stood upon terms, if he had refused to take upon him the shape of a servant, alas! where had we and our salvation been? And yet wretched creatures, we think ourselves too good … Continue reading “Behold my servant…” (Matt. 12:18) – Richard Sibbes (1577-1635).
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) "Since Christ is thus comfortably set out unto us, let us not believe Satan's representations of him. When we are troubled in conscience for our sins, his manner is then to present him to the afflicted soul as a most severe judge armed with justice against us. But then let us present … Continue reading When Satan tries to lie to us about Christ. From ‘The Bruised Reed’ by Richard Sibbes.
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) "It may seem to some unbefitting to offer a discourse of a 'bruised reed' to such a strong and flourishing cedar. But experience sheweth that the strongest plants in God's house are exposed sometimes to strong winds of temptation, and thereupon meet with bruisings, that they may the better know by whose … Continue reading Quotes from ‘The Bruised Reed’ by Richard Sibbes. Part 1
"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are."1 John 3:1 "Our present enjoyments should be a window for the soul to see the goodness of God. Faith can see divine goodness and bounty beaming through every mercy, but to rest … Continue reading A Saturday Puritan Devotional – Matthew Mead (1630-1699)
Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth?Jeremiah 23:24 God knows all that is done in the most secret caverns of the heart. No place is deprived of his presence. Though reason and Scripture declare it, we cannot conceive … Continue reading “God knows all that is done in the most secret caverns of the heart. No place is deprived of his presence.” by Stephen Charnock (1628-1680)