Tenacious Self

Perhaps the most ferocious animal in creation is the "hamster rat." When it takes a grip, rather than yield it will allow itself to be beaten in pieces with a stick. If it seizes a man's hand, it must be killed before it will quit its hold. How like this "hamster rat" is our own proud, unyielding, sinful self. That selfish spirit, that would cling to and suck the life out of the new heaven-born nature, will not quit its hold until it has been put to death.