SUCCESS GRATED. BY JOH HOWARD HITO, M.A, "ow thanks be to God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place." 2 Cor. ii. 14 IF it is not always, dear brethren, that you can associate such language as this with your efforts of usefulness, I trust it is so sometimes. If, indeed, you are of that inconsistent, but I fear at present large number of professors, who never try to turn a sinner to God, then, of course, you have never succeeded. Such a result is scarcely to be fallen upon by accident. Of many of you, however, I hope better things. Indeed, I know that you have been labouring for God, and for the souls of men; nor am I willing to believe that you have made prayerful, earnest, and persevering efforts, without being able to trace, in a greater or less degree, and however short of what you may have expected or desired, the bene- ficial influence of them. Having entered into contact with SUCCESS GRATED. 463 the ignorance, prejudices, and passions of ungodly men, if often defeated, God has caused you on some occasions to triumph by Christ, whose truth and love have been your weapons in the war; and, if not in every place, yet in some of the places where you have been endeavouring to make it felt that, as the salt of the earth, you have not lost your saltness, you have had the pleasure of seeing the savour of his knowledge more or less extensively diffused. ow it is our present business to consider what exercises of mind be- come us when success has been attained. In order that this subject may be more effectively pursued, let it be your con- cern to fix your eye distinctly and steadily on the portion of success which God lias granted you, whatever it may be.