“My best is to come” by Richard Sibbes

“God reserves the best for the last. God’s last works are His best works. The new heaven and the new earth are the best. The second wine that Christ created Himself was the best. Spiritual things are better than natural things.

A Christian’s last is his best. God will have it so, for the comfort of Christians, that every day they live, they may think, my best is behind, my best is to come, that every day they rise, they may think, I am nearer to heaven one day than I was before, I am nearer death, and therefore nearer to Christ.

What a solace is this to a gracious heart! A Christian is a happy man in his life, but happier in his death, because then he goes to Christ, but happiest of all in heaven, for then He is with Christ.”

–Richard Sibbes, “Christ is Best,’ in The Works of Richard Sibbes, Vol. 1 (Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth, 1634/1973), 341.

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