Bruising Unto Sanctification

“…we must not pass too harsh judgment upon ourselves or others when God doth exercise us with bruising upon bruising; there must be a conformity to our head, Christ, who ‘was bruised for us’ Isa. 53:5, that we may know how much we are bound unto him. Profane spirits, ignorant of God’s ways in bringing his children to heaven censure broken-hearted Christians for desperate persons, when as God is about a gracious good work with them. It is no easy matter to bring a man from nature to grace, and from grace to glory, so unyielding and untractable are our hearts.”

-Richard Sibbes, from The Bruised Reed; volume 1, pages 44-45

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