by Richard Sibbes
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit their souls to him in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator.—1 PET. 4:19.
Wherein consider, 1. That the state and condition of God’s children is to suffer. 2. The dispensation of that suffering, they suffer not at all adventures, but according to the will of God. 3. Their duty in this estate, namely, to commit the keeping of their souls to God. In the duty we have these particulars comprehended:—1. An action, to commit. 2. An object, what we must commit, the soul. 3. The person to whom, to God. 4. The manner, in well-doing. Lastly. The reason which should move us hereunto, implied in these words, as unto a faithful Creator. Whatsoever may support the doubting of a godly man in any trouble, and enforce upon him this duty of committing his soul to God, is briefly comprised in this, that God stands in that near relation of a Creator, yea, of a faithful Creator, to us. This is the scope of the words.
The volume concludes with five sermons on 1 Peter 4:17-19
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Saint's Safety in Evil Times - Psalm 7:14
The Saint's Safety in Evil Times - 2 Timothy. 4:17, 18
The Church's Visitation Discovering the many difficulties and trials of Gods Saints on earth - 1 Peter 4:17-19
The Ungodly's Misery - 1 Peter. 4:17
The Difficulty of Salvation - 1 Peter 4:19
The Saint's Hiding=Place in the Evil Day- 1 Peter. 4:19
The Saint's Hiding-Place in the Evil Day- 1 Peter. 4:19, Part II