It’s so good to be back posting after my break 😊
I had some lovely times with God as I studied and meditated on His word during those weeks, especially the time I spent looking at the well known verses at end of Matt 11 phrase by phrase and thought I’d share a few thoughts with you on it this week.
Jesus has just finished rebuking the cities where most of His wonderful works were done and yet so many remained unrepentant.
He then prays thanking God for hiding these things ‘from the wise and prudent,’ but rather revealing ‘them unto babes.’
Jesus then goes on to say that ‘no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.’ then immediately gives this well known invitation…
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Come! This isn’t just any Come Friends in the Greek this word ‘deute’ is an imperative form of another word that means to go and it means come hither, come here, come now and come follow.
This invitation is imperative, it’s of vital importance, it’s crucial, it’s urgent and essential, it’s an authoritative command!…
Friend, have you?
Has the Lord softened your heart and opened your eyes to your need?
Are you following this Jesus moment by moment, day by day?
Will you come and find rest in Christ?
And if you have come and you know this Jesus as your Saviour and Friend are you still coming to him daily, hourly and finding rest in Him or do you struggle on alone in your own strength and wisdom?
‘Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.’
This is where true rest and peace are found Friends, in Christ. Are we seeking Him, coming to Him and abiding in Him day by day?
‘He must increase, but I must decrease.’ This is the only place where peace is found, in Christ!
To be continued…
Matt 11:25,27-30, John 15:4, 3:30