Spurgeon on Knowing Jesus

Dear Sovereign Redeemer and other friends,

Here are some very precious thoughts on Matthew 11:27 from Charles Spurgeon’s “Lectures to My Students” (Volume 2, Lecture 2, “The Necessity of Ministerial Progress”):

“Last Sunday night I had a text which mastered me: ‘No man knoweth the Son but the Father.’ I told the people that poor sinners who had gone to Jesus and trusted him thought they knew him, but that they knew only a little of him. Saints of sixty years’ experience, who have walked with him every day, think they know him; but they are only beginners yet. The perfect spirits before the throne, who have been for five thousand years perpetually adoring him, perhaps think they know him, but they do not to the full. ‘No man knoweth the Son but the Father.’ He is so glorious, that only the infinite God has full knowledge of him, therefore there will be no limit to our study, or narrowness in our line of thought, if we make our Lord the great object of all our meditations.”

Beat that! Well, perhaps the Apostle Paul has: “Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ” (Philippians 4:8). Otherwise, Spurgeon might be tops.

Like Spurgeon, let us be mastered by texts about Jesus!