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160 THE BRUISED REED it is a sign the keys were never given up tp Christ to rule us. 3. Because it is judgment, and Ineulove not to be judged and censured. Now Christ in his truth arraigneth them, giveth sentence against them, and bindeth them over tu the judgment of the great day. And therefore they take upon them to judge that truth which m.ust judge them; but truth will be too hard for them. Man, hath a day now which St. Paul calls man's day, 1 Cor. iv. 3. wherein he getteth upon his bench, and usurpeth a judgment over Christ and his ways. But God bath a day wherein he will set all straight, and his judgment shall stand. And the saints shall have their time, when they shall sit in judgment upon them that judge them now, 1 Cor. vi. 2. In the mean time Christ will rule in the midst of his enemies, in the midst of our hearts. It is therefore no sign of a good con~ dition, to find all quiet an~ nothing at odds. For can we think that corruption which is the elder in us, and Satan the strong man that keepeth many holds in us) will yield possession quietly. No, there is not so much as a thought of good-