Richard Sibbes on Why the Enemy Seems Victorious

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5:30 AM

“Fourthly, Christ's work, both in the church and in the hearts of Christians, often goes backward so that it may go forward better. As seed rots in the ground in the winter time, but after comes up better, and the harder the winter the more flourishing the spring, so we learn to stand by falls, and get strength by weakness discovered  virtutis custos infirmitas (weakness is the keeper of virtue). We take deeper root by shaking. And, as torches flame brighter by moving, thus it pleases Christ, out of his freedom, in this manner to maintain his government in us.“
Richard Sibbes
(The Bruised Reed-pg 95)


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