(Maria Sandberg, “Glimpses of Heaven!” 1880)
“I know your works, your labor, your patient endurance. You have persevered and have endured hardships, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary!” Revelation 2:2-3
It is a great consolation to the Christian to know that his Savior is omniscient that He knows . . .
his every thought,
everything concerning him.
For, although he is conscious of much imperfection and sin — he is conscious also of the sincerity of his desire after holiness and for the glory of God. And his Savior knows this too. He can appeal to that Omniscient One, whose eyes are as a flame of fire, and can say, “Lord, You know all things! You know that I love You!” And he hears the sweet response, “I know your works, your labor, your patient endurance. You have persevered and have endured hardships, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary!”
Jesus knows what others do not.
He knows the difficulties you have to encounter, both from within and from without, all the temptations you have to suffer, the amount of labor and patient endurance those things cost. Oh! let this encourage you on your way to the kingdom of glory — Jesus knows all your trials along the way!
Great stress is here laid upon the patient endurance of the saints. Christ especially notices their patient labor, their continuance in well-doing, their going on from year to year in their labor of love, for His name’s sake. He knows, too, that it is not their own glory which they are seeking, but His. He says, “I know that you have labored for My name’s sake!”
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