Jesus Reads Us Like a Book

John 2:23 says: Now while (Jesus) was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs He was performing and believed in His name. But Jesus would not entrust Himself to them, for He knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for He knew what was in each person.

Jesus knows what was in each person. He knows what is in everyone’s heart and mind and life. He knows what is in you. He knows your strengths and your weaknesses. He knows your outward actions and your secret motives. He knows the thoughts and intents of your heart.

There was a story in the newspapers this week that scientists are developing machines that can read our minds. Two new studies have issued a report that researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging can record the activity of the visual cortex of the brain and actually see certain letters of the alphabet inside your brain as you view them. I don’t know about you, but that seems frightening to me. That seems like something the antichrist would want to control.

But I do not mind the fact that Jesus can read me like a book. He knows what is in every person, therefore He’s able to fix what’s wrong with us – the Bible says He perfects that which concerns us – because He lives among us as one having authority and He knows everything about us. Jesus can help you with your weaknesses because He understands them far better than you do.

From my sermon: “When Possible, Make a U-Turn”