Richard Sibbes Quotes

Richard Sibbes Quotes: What is the gospel itself but a merciful moderation, in which Christ's obedience is esteemed ours, and our sins laid upon him, wherein God, from being a judge, becomes our Father, pardoning our sins and accepting our obedience, though feeble and blemished? We are now brought to heaven under the covenant of grace by a way of love and mercy.
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Richard Sibbes Quote: Therefore, when we find our heart inflamed with love to God, we may know that God hath shined upon our souls in the pardon of sin; and proportionally to our measure of love is our assurance of pardon.  Therefore we should labour for a greater measure thereof, that our hearts may be the more inflamed in the love of God.
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Quotes about Richard Sibbes: It would be a good contest amongst Christians, one to labor to give no offense, & the other labor to take none. The best of men are severe to themselves, tender over others.
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Quote about Richard Sibbes: God is goodness itself, in whom all goodness is involved.  If therefore we love other things for the goodness which we see in them, why do we not love God, in whom is all goodness?  All other things are but sparks of that fire, and drops of that sea.  If you see any good in the creature, remember there is much more in the Creator.  Leave therefore the streams, and go to the fountainhead of comfort.
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Richard Sibbes Sayings: Whatsoever God takes away from His children, He either replaces it with a much greater favor or else gives strength to bear it.
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Richard Sibbes Saying: It is Christ's manner to trouble our souls first, and then to come with healing in his wings.
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Sayings about Richard Sibbes: God knows we have nothing of ourselves, therefore in the covenant of grace he requires no more than he gives, but gives what he requires, and accepts what he gives.
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Saying about Richard Sibbes: The tenets of [the Christian life] seem paradoxes to carnal men; as first, that a Christian is the only freeman, and other men are slaves; that he is the only rich man, though never so poor in the world; that he is the only beautiful man, though outwardly never so deformed; that he is the only happy man in the midst of all his miseries.
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Richard Sibbes Quotes: Satan gives Adam an apple, and takes away Paradise. Therefore in all temptations let us consider not what he offers, but what we shall lose.
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Richard Sibbes Quote: As the strongest faith may be shaken, so the weakest, where truth is, is so far rooted that it will prevail. Weakness with watchfulness will stand, when strength with too much confidence fails. Weakness, with acknowledgement of it, is the fittest seat and subject for God to perfect His strength in; for consciousness of our infirmities drives us out of ourselves to Him in whom our strength lies.
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Quotes about Richard Sibbes: We cannot say this or that trouble will not befall, yet we may, by the help of the Spirit, say, Nothing that does befall will make me do that which is unworthy of a Christian.
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Quote about Richard Sibbes: In trouble we are prone to forget all that we have heard and read that makes for our comfort. Now what is the reason that a man comes to think of that which otherwise he should never have called to mind? The Holy Spirit brings it to his remembrance; He is a Comforter, bringing to mind useful things at such times when we have most need of them.
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