Here is a great word from Richard Baxter from the 17th century in his work The Reformed Pastor. By God’s grace, this is what I want to be for you at Enjoying God Fellowship:

“It is, you see, all the flock, or every individual member of our charge. To this end it is necessary that we should know every person that belongeth to our charge; for how can we take heed to them, if we do not know them? We must labor to be acquainted, not only with the persons, but with the state of all our people, with their inclinations and conversations; what are the sins of which they are in most danger, and what duties they are most apt to neglect, and what temptations they are most liable to; for if we know not their temperament or disease, we are not likely to prove successful physicians.”

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