“Thou shalt drive out the Canaanites,
though they have iron chariots,
and though they be strong”
It is a great encouragement to valor to be
assured of victory, for then a man goes forth to
war in confidence, and ventures where else he
afraid to go.
warfare is with evil within us and around us,
and we ought to be persuaded that we are able to
get the victory, and that we shall do so in the
name of the Lord Jesus.
are not riding for a fall, but to win;
and win we shall. The grace of God in its
Omnipotence is put forth for the overthrow
of evil in every form:
hence the certainty of triumph.
Certain of our sins find chariots of iron in our
constitution, our former habits, our
associations, and our occupations.
Nevertheless we must overcome them.
are very strong, and in reference to them we are
very weak; yet in the name of God we must master
them, and we will. If one sin
has dominion of us we are not the Lord’s free
A man who is held by Only one chain is still a
captive. There is no going to Heaven with one
ruling within us, for of the saints it is said,
“Sin shall not have dominion over you.
‘ Up, then, and slay every Canaanite,
to shivers every chariot of iron!
Lord of hosts is with us,
and who shall resist
His sin-destroying power?