Born over 400 years ago Richard Sibbes, "The Sweet Dropper", dedicated his life to God and the edification of the believers and followers of Christ.
“When struggling against the corruptions of our own hearts,
buffeted by temptations, and mourning over the weakness of our faith,
and the coldness of our love,
let us still remember, that Christ will not break the bruised reed,
nor quench the smoking flax.
As Captain of our salvation, he combats
and conquers our rebellious inclinations,
as well as our outward and spiritual adversaries,
and hath furnished us with the shield of faith, wherewithal to defend ourselves,
and enable us to repel the fiery darts of the devil."
(Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed, 1630)