Sibbes - HP S2575 .S5 1825

AND SMOKING l'LAX. 163 whom they would not have a mild Judge to rule them? For conclusion; and general application of all that bath been spoken unto ourselves, we see the conflicting, but yet sure and .hopeful state of God's people. The victory lieth not upon us, but upon Christ, who bath taken upon him, as to conquer for us, so to conquer in us. The · victory lieth neither in our own strength to get, nor in our enemies to defeat it. If it lay upon us, we might justly fear. But Christ will ~aintain his own government in us, and take our part against our corruptions; they are His enemies, as well as ours. " Let us therefore be strong., in the Lord, and in the power of his might." Let us not look so much, who are our enemies, as who is our judge and captain; not what they threaten, but what He promises. We have more for us than against us. What coward would not fight, when he is sure of victory; none are here overcome, but they who will not fight. Therefore, when any base fainting seizeth upon us, let us lay the blame where it ought to be laid. l\{ ~