None shall be crowned who has not fought well.
------- 2 Tim. 2: 5
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In this peril, hold fast to the infallible rule that the
of your sins is the effect of grace, and is most salutary if it
inspires within your heart sentiments of humility, compunction, and
confidence in God's mercy. But if such recollection creates vexation
and despondency, leaving you spiritless from the apparent cogency of
the reasons adduced to convince you that you are irrevocably lost, be
assured that it has been suggested by the devil. In such circumstances,
humble yourself the more, and have greater confidence in God; thus
shall you destroy the strategem of the devil, turn his own weapons
against him, and give greater glory to God.
It is true that you should be truly contrite for having
such sovereign goodness, as often as you call to mind your past
offenses; but as often as you ask pardon you should have a firm
confidence in the infinite mercy of Jesus Christ.