"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.…
"For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
Let’s break down the scripture.
This is the first general invitation Jesus gave to all men.
He gives us two promises of rest-
if we come to Him and
if we take on His yoke.
To take on some ones yoke means to connect yourself to them and follow alongside. A yoke is designed to lighten the workload. Originally, two oxen were yoked together to bear each other’s workload. The stronger one would carry more of the load making it easier. Jesus is offering us His yoke!! Jesus is saying, “If you allow me into your life and you learn my ways, your life will be easier, lighter…better! You will find rest for your soul. Your soul is: you mind, your will and your emotions.
Jesus invites us to do life with Him and let Him bear the weight and
REST WILL COME!
Pray the WORD:
Thank you for your promise of rest. I receive your yoke and invite you to do life with me. Teach me your ways. I claim your rest for my mind and body. Amen.
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