He Knows Us

But if any man love God, the same is known of Him. -1 Corinthians 8:3

“For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called.”There are riches of grace in this; but we will consider it in another way. Our Savior knows us, our Shepherd knows us. Beloved, He knows your person and all about you. You, with that sick body, that aching head, He knows you and He knows your soul with all its sensitiveness; that timidity, that anxiety, that constitutional depression—He knows it all. A physician may come to see you, and be unable to detect what the disease is that pains or prostrates you, but Christ knows you through and through; all the parts of your nature He understands. “I know them,” saith He; He can therefore prescribe for you. He knows your sins. Do not let that dismay you, because He has blotted them all out; and He only knows them to forgive them, to cover them with His righteousness. He knows your corruptions; He will help you to overcome them; He will deal with you in providence and in grace, so that they shall be rooted up. He knows your temptations. Perhaps you are living away from your parents and Christian friends, and you have had an extraordinary temptation, and you wish you could go home and tell your mother. Oh, He knows it, He knows it; He can help you better than your mother can. You say: “I wish the minister knew the temptation I have passed through.” Do not tell it; God knows it. As Daniel did not want Nebuchadnezzar to tell him the nature of his dream, but gave him the dream and the interpretation at the same time, so God can send you comfort. There will be a word as plainly suited to your case as though it were all printed and the preacher had known it all. It must be so. Depend upon it, the Lord know’s your temptation, and watches your trial. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/spurgeon/sermons17.xxviii.html

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