Sibbes on Satan

Another quote from Richard Sibbes (via Mike Reeves):

[Satan] knows if we be sensible of the love of Christ to us, we shall love him again … If a man be in love with Christ, what will be harsh to him in the world? The devil knows this well enough; therefore one of his main engines and temptations is to weaken our hearts in the sense of God’s love and of Christ’s.

A great place to start if you want to read more of Richard Sibbes is The Bruised Reed which is available here from and