The Sweetness of Sibbes

I love the affectionate musings of so many of the Puritans. Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) is chief among them. Just a minute ago I read this:

“95. Many men are troubled with cold affections, and then they think to work love out of their own hearts, which are like a barren wilderness, but we must beg of God the Spirit of love. We must not bring love to God, but fetch love from him” (Divine Meditations and Holy Contemplations, The Works of Richard Sibbes, 7.195).

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One response to “The Sweetness of Sibbes

  1. Sibbes and Watson, the princes of Puritanism!

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