Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit their souls to him in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator—1 Pet. IV. 19. “I am now to treat of that other attribute of God, which should move us to trust in him, namely, as he is a faithful Creator. Now God is … Continue reading “…a faithful Creator” by Richard Sibbes
”Our time of going into trouble is in God’s hands; our time of abiding in trouble is in God’s hands; our time of coming out is in God’s hands. As in our callings he preserves our going out and our coming in, so in every trouble that befalls us we come in and tarry there, … Continue reading ”…in God’s hands” by Richard Sibbes
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