Posts Tagged ‘Richard Sibbes’

Concerning Death

Death is only a grim porter to let us into a stately palace.

Richard Sibbes

Our Safety is within God’s Ways

We are only safe when we wisely make use of all good advantages that we have access to. By going out of God’s ways we go out of His government, and so lose our good frame of mind, and find ourselves overspread quickly with a contrary disposition. When we draw near to Christ (James 4:8), in His ordinances, He draws near to us.

Richard Sibbes

The Christian Tenets Seem but Paradoxes to the World

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.

Richard Sibbes

Do All to His Glory and Praise

The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise.

Richard Sibbes

Concerning God’s Dealings with His Children

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

God takes a safe course with His children, that they may not be condemned with the world, He permits the world to condemn them, that they may not love the world, the world hates them….

Richard Sibbes

One Purpose of Poverty and Affliction

Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride.

Richard Sibbes

Afflictions Conform Us

The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory.

Richard Sibbes

Concerning our Souls

When we grow careless of keeping our souls, then God recovers our taste of good things again by sharp crosses.

Richard Sibbes


Adding to Christ

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

“It is a destructive addition to add anything to Christ”
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)

Concerning the Wicked

“In all their jollity in this world, the wicked are but as a book fairly bound, which when it is opened is full of nothing but tragedies. So when the book of their consciences shall be once opened, there is nothing to be read but lamentations and woes.”
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)