"BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST." In Christ our risen Saviour, we have victory over sin. Every believer has experienced the renewing of the Holy Spirit; sin has no more dominion over him. He receives the beauty of holiness and loathes himself on account of sin. His desire is to be internally holy, and externally conformed to the precepts of the Bible. He would pray with fervour, praise with gratitude, believe with confidence, war against sin, Satan, and the flesh with courage, and glorify God by every thought, word, and action. Thus he feels, and for this he prays in his best moments; but he finds that he needs the frequent renewing of the Holy Spirit, for he is prone to sink into lukewarmness, deadness, and folly. At such times, he is obliged to cry out, "My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according unto Thy word." The Lord must work in us to will as well as to do; for by nature we are unwilling, and the desire after holiness does not come naturally. It must come from God. Beloved, you must come to Jesus daily for fresh supplies of the Spirit, or you will find yourself not only powerless, but careless; not only will the power of godliness decline, but you will become indifferent. Watch against temptation. Watch unto prayer. Watch over your own heart: it is ever so prone to sin, being desperately wicked.
O Lord, assist me through the fight,
My drooping spirit raise;
Make me triumphant in Thy might,
And Thine shall be the praise.