them,) your example will lose a great portion of its influence. It should stand out to the world, like a pillar of light, above and beyond that of any other people.
2dly. Make the Lord Jesus Christ your refuge and exemplar. It is out of my province, and far from my object, to sermonize; but, believing as I do, that through Christ strengthening you, you may do all things - that His is the only standard around which you can successfully rally, and He the great Captain of Salvation in this warfare - I cannot but commend Him to your imitation and confidence. If ever there were a people who needed the consolations of religion, to sustain them in their grievous afflictions, you are that people. You turn to the right hand for relief, but in vain; to the left, but no succor arrives. Your friends, though zealous and confident, are few in number, and cannot change the hearts of men. Imagine, for a moment, that there is no Deity in existence -no God that rules in all the earth - and what would be your condition or prospect? But if you do not implore his protection, He might as well cease to be, so far as your succor is concerned; for he is a God that will be entreated. My brethren, it is a blessed thing that you are enabled to exclaim with the worshippers in Heaven - 'Alleluia! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth!' And when, like them, you have cried with a loud voice, 'How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?' then, like them, white robes will be given unto every one of you, and you will shout, 'Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: for true and righteous are his judgments; - for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.' Yea, every one of you will be able to say with the Psalmist,' For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. But my horn shalt thou exalt, like the horn of the unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies,