Truth it is that sin is strong, and affections unruly. It is hard to subdue and resist our nature, so corrupt and leavened with the sour bitterness of the poison which we received by inheritance of our old father Adam.
But yet take good courage, said our Saviour Christ, for I have overcome the world, and all enemies for you. Sin shall not have power over you, for ye be now under grace, said Paul. Though your power be weak, yet Christ is risen again to strengthen you in your battle; His Holy Spirit shall help your infirmities.
“Look to the cross, and hate your sin, for sin nailed your Well Beloved to the tree. Look up to the cross, and you will kill sin, for the strength of Jesus’ love will make you strong to put down your tendencies to sin.”—C. H. Spurgeon