TE SERMOS O EPHESIAS CHAPTER SIXBY REV. CHARLES SIMEO, M. A.THE christian's STREGTH.Eph. vi. 10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, andin the power of his might.THE Christian's life is frequently represented inthe Scriptures under the metaphor of a warfare.Christ is called "the Captain of his salvation^;" andthey who have enlisted under his banners, and " quitthemselves like men," " fighting the good fight of faith ^" and enduring cheerfully all the hardships of the campaign, are called " good soldiers of JesusChrist"." " Like warriors, they do not entanglethemselves with the affairs of this life, that they mayplease him who has chosen them to be soldiers'^;" butthey set themselves to "war a good warfare V' andthey look for the rewards of victory, when they shallhave subdued all their enemies ^In the chapter before us, this subject is not slightlytouched, as in the detached passages above referredto, but is treated at large ; and that which in otherplaces is only a metaphor, is here a professed simile.St. Paul, standing, as it were, in the midst of thecamp, harangues the soldiers, telling them what ene-mies they have to combat, and how they may guardeffectually against all their stratagems, and secure tothemselves the victory. He begins with an animatingexhortation, wherein he reminds them of the won-derful talents of their General, and urges them to^ Heb. ii, 10. " 1 Cor. xvi. ]3. 1 Tim. vi. 12.<= 2 Tim. ii. 3. ^ 2 Tim. ii. 4. ^ i xim. i. 18.