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See the words spoken “Follow me and I will MAKE YOU...” Spurgeon explains it this way in his introduction to his sermon on this text, “When Christ calls us by His grace we ought not only remember what we are, but we ought also to think of what He can make us. It is, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you.’ We should repent of what we have been, but rejoice in what we may be. It is not ‘Follow Me, because of what you are already.’ It is not ‘Follow Me, because you may make something of yourselves;’ but, ‘Follow Me, because of what I will make you.’ ... I might say of each one of us as soon as we are converted, ‘It does not yet appear what we shall be.’ It did not seem a likely thing that lowly fishermen would develop into apostles; that men so handy with the net would be quite as much at home in preaching sermons and in instructing converts.”