40 Richard Sibbes Quotes

  • "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
    Topics: Unbelief


  • "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."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Temptation


  • "God's truth always agrees with itself."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Truth


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

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Trials


  • "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
    Topics: Persecution


  • "No sin is so great but the satisfaction of Christ and His mercies are greater; it is beyond comparison. Fathers and mothers in tenderest affections are but beams and trains to lead us upwards to the infinite mercy of God in Christ."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Sin, Mercy


  • "When we find our souls at all declining, it is best to raise them up presently by some awakening meditations, such as of the presence of God, of the strict reckoning we are to make, of the infinite love of God in Christ and the fruits of it, of the Excellency of a Christian's calling, of the short and uncertain time of this life, of how little good all those things that steal away our hearts will do us before long, and of how it shall be forever with us hereafter, as we spend this short time well or ill. The more we make way for such considerations to sink into our hearts, the more we shall rise nearer to that state of soul which we shall enjoy in heaven."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Meditation


  • "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
    Topics: Rebellion


  • "If Christ has once possessed the affections, there is no dispossessing of him again. A fire in the heart overcomes all fires without."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Assurance


  • "Whatsoever is good for God's children they shall have it; for all is theirs to help them towards heaven; therefore if poverty be good they shall have it; if disgrace or crosses be good they shall have them; for all is ours to promote our greatest prosperity."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Grace, Providence


  • "God's children improve all advantages to advance their grand end; they labor to grow better by blessings and crosses, and to make sanctified use of all things."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "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."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Trials


  • "This is a life of faith, for God will try the truth of our faith, so that the world may see that God has such servants as will depend upon His bare word."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Faith


  • "When we are foiled, let us believe we shall overcome; when we have fallen, let us believe we shall rise again. Jacob, after he received a blow which made him lame, yet would not give over wrestling (Gen. 32:25) till he had obtained the blessing. So let us never give up, but, in our thoughts knit the beginning, progress and end together, and then we shall see ourselves in heaven out of the reach of all enemies."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "The love of a wife to her husband may begin from the supply of her necessities, but afterwards she may love him also for the sweetness of his person; so the soul first loves Christ for salvation but when she is brought to Him and finds what sweetness there is in Him then she loves Him for Himself."

    - Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Marriage, Salvation



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