Sibbes on Christ’s goodness

Another quote from Richard Sibbes (via Mike Reeves):

Do we entertain Christ to our loss? Doth he come empty? No; he comes with all grace. His goodness is a communicative, diffusive goodness. He comes to spread his treasures, to enrich the heart with all grace and strength, to bear all afflictions, to encounter all dangers, to bring peace of conscience, and joy in the Holy Ghost. He comes, indeed, to make our hearts, as it were, a heaven. Do but consider this. He comes not for his own ends; but to empty his goodness into our hearts. As a breast that desires to empty itself when it is full; so this fountain hath the fulness of a fountain, which strives to empty his goodness into our souls. He comes out of love to us.

Sibbes features in Mike Reeves’s excellent book, The Good God (UK title) or Delighting in the Trinity (US title). Mike has also written three other books looking at lessons from historical figures. The Unquenchable Flame is available here from and Breeze of the Centuries is available here from and And On Giants’ Shoulders is available here from and