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166 THE BRUISED REED quench it; that a grain of mustard seed, should be stronger than the gates of hell; that it should be able to remove mountains of opposition and temptation cast up by Satan and our rebellious hearts between God and us. Abimelech could not endure that it should be said, a woman had slain him, Jlildges ix.54. and it must needs be a torment to Satan, that a weak child, a wmnan, and decrepid old man, should by a spirit of faith put him to flight. Since there is such comfort, where there is little truth of grace, that it will be so victorious, let us often try what God bath wrought in us; search our good, as well as our ill, and be thankful to God for the least measure of grace, more than for any outward thing. It will be of more use and con1fort, than all this world. which passeth away and cmhes to nothing. Yea, let us be thankful for that pron1ised and assured victory which we 1nay rely on without presumption, as St. Paul doth, " Thanks be to God, who bath given us victory in Jesus Christ.' ' See a flame in a spark, a tree in a seed. See great things in little beginnings ; look not so much to