The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes

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cih1355

Puritan Board Junior
Here is a great quote by Richard Sibbes. It is found on page 16 of The Bruised Reed.

"In pursuing His calling, Christ will not quench the smoking flax, or wick, but will blow it up till it flames. In smoking flax there is but a little light, and that weak, as being unable to flame, and that little mixed with smoke. The observations from this are that, in God's children, especially in their first conversion, there is but a little measure of grace, and that little mixed with much corruption, which, as smoke, is offensive; but that Christ will not quench this smoking flax."

Once Christ gives us new life, He will not take it away.
 

jambo

Puritan Board Senior
I just love this the most famous work of Sibbes' work and found it to be an excellent work. I also recall a reading a sermon by Spurgeon on the same subject. Equally edifying.
 
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