022 Memorize The Bible With Me – I Will Give You Rest – Matthew 11:28-30

by Dan Horner on July 29, 2012

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MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.comThis week two big Thank You’s!

Katie1982 – for a kind 5 star review in iTunes.  This is my first review ever and I can’t tell you how encouraging it was to receive it. 

Heinrich (Henry) for letting me know that Episode 021 – Pray for Wisdom In Trials  gave him courage to ask for wisdom during some tough proceedings he was encountering in India.

In fact, Henry and I exchanged a few emails and he suggested that I memorize Matthew 11:28-30 as a follow-up. 

Well here we go, and Thank You Henry for recommending this weeks’ Bible verse.

I Will Give You Rest.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus’ audience knew the burden of trying to keep the traditions of men

At this time in history, the people didn’t live only under God’s law, but the law’s expanded by tradition as well – a weight that was very difficult for the people.

Then Jesus said his ways were different.

We still follow Him and his teachings (discipleship), but He enables us through his Holy Spirit and He encourages us to know him.  (We call this “relationship.”)

I find it very interesting ….

Right after Jesus said this, he challenged two traditions in Matthew 12:

  • His Disciples picked grains of wheat on the Sabbath
  • Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath

Both of these actions demonstrated that Jesus meant what he said:  “Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart…” 

This departure from tradition so infuriated the Jewish Leaders that they became resolute in their plans to kill him.

Think about that.

Thank you again for joining me this week.

Has you found rest in Jesus?  Share it with all of us by posting a Comment below. I’ll be sure to respond!

You can also email me at Dan@MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.com

Take care and have a great week!

Dan

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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