Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 27, 2019

“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.”

Today’s devotion comes from Luke 20:41-47.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+20&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers.  These will receive greater condemnation.”  Luke 20:46-47.

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In sharpest contrast to the proud scribes and Pharisees who burdened the people, Jesus was humble and gave His people rest.

The Pharisees lay law upon law on the people:  “And they tie up heavy loads, and lay them on men’s shoulders;  but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger.”  Matthew 23:4.

But, Jesus humbled Himself by taking on Himself the yoke of the cross to carry away the sins of His people.

Jesus tied up the heavy loads of the law and laid them on His own shoulders and gave us His Spirit as a yoke:  “in order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit”.  Romans 8:4.

“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.


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