Tag: burden light
Scripture reading for July 30th: Jonah, Matthew 11
Key Scriptures: Matthew 11:27-30 ““All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”“
Jesus had been telling His disciples about the work of the prophets and John the Baptist in preparing the way before Him. Some people had rejected the message of the prophets and John the Baptist as well. Jesus was revealing the Father through His ministry of miracles, healing and preaching Good News. He called to whoever would hear, giving an invitation to learn from Him, getting to know Him and finding rest. His yoke of discipleship was easy and His burden was light!
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, I am learning from You as I humbly take Your yoke of knowing and following You. Help me to rest in You alone for salvation and knowing the Father.
Jonah 3:8-9 “. . .but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them call out mightily to God. Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish.”
Scripture reading for October 16th: Matthew 8-11
Key Scriptures: Matthew 11:28-30 “”Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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.”
God had called out to His people through the prophets inviting them to find rest in Him. But the Jews rejected the invitation. Now Jesus called out to all those who were burdened by a load of guilt and sin as well as with the burden of religious rules and lack of knowledge of God. He invited all to come and learn from Him the way of grace and salvation. The desired rest was available and through the gentle and humble Jesus it would be provided to those who would receive!
Rejoicing to choose rest: Through Christ, we walk in the ancient path of obedience and find rest! “This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ I appointed watchmen over you and said, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen.'” (Jeremiah 6:16-17)