— Religious Maxims (1846) XXXIII.
The life of those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High may be called a Hidden Life, because the animating principle, the vital or operative element, is not so much in itself as in another. It is a life grafted into another life. It is the life of the soul, incorporated into the life of Christ; and in such a way, that, while it has a distinct vitality, it has so very much in the sense, in which the branch of a tree may be said to have a distinct vitality from the root.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The power of Satan is great. And it is his appropriate business continually to assault the saints of God. If then, in some unhappy and evil moment, (by thine own fault be it remembered,) he gains an advantage, lament over it deeply, but do not be discouraged. Remember, if the great enemy gets from thee thy resolution, thy fixed purpose, he gets all. To be defeated is not wholly to be destroyed. But on the contrary, he, and he only, hath victory written upon his forehead, who, in the moment of severest overthrow, hath still the heart to say, "with the Lord helping me I WILL TRY AGAIN."