He Can Sympathize Best With Thee

Hugh Binning, Works, p. 172:

Melancholy Young ManWhat an encouragement is it, for a poor man to come unto the once poor Jesus Christ, who “had not where to lay his head!” He knows the evil of poverty, and he chose to know it, that he might have compassion on thee. With what boldness may poor afflicted and despised believers come to him! Why? Because himself had experience of all that, and he was familiarly acquainted with grief and sorrow; therefore he can sympathize best with thee. Let us speak even of the sinful infirmities thou art subject to. That there might be a suitableness in him to help thee, he came as nigh as might be, – he was willing to be tempted to sin; and so he knows the power that temptations must have over weak and frail natures; but sin he could not, for that had been evil for us. Let this, then, give us boldness to come to him.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/89200-He-can-sympathize-best-with-thee, Comment 1

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