Memory Text: “ ‘Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’” (Matt. 11:28, NKJV).
Jesus offers us rest by asking us to come to Him all we who are weary and heavy-laden. Jesus also offers us a yoke that is easier than the one we bear, for His yoke is easy and His burden light. However, the only condition is for us to come to Him.
What is Jesus’ ability to give rest based on?
It is based on His divinity and oneness with the Father.
What does it mean to take Jesus’ yoke?
Taking Jesus’ yoke symbolizes submission and it is a metaphor that illustrates unity. We are yoked to Jesus, His yoke is easy and burden light.
What does it mean to learn from God?
Learning is connected to the term disciple, when We learn from Jesus, we are truly His disciples. Obedience and Commitment are characteristics of discipleship.
How may humility and meekness be defined based on Matthew 5:5, 1 Peter 3:4 and Isaiah 57:15?
Humility and meekness are not people who gets taken advantage of. Jesus was meek and humble, He was never after making confrontations, However He responded boldly and kindly. Isaiah tells that the humble shall be revived and only the meek shall inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5).
What does it take to take up Jesus’ yoke and walk with Him?
Just as a child takes the first step to walk, it takes obedience and commitment to walk with Jesus. For a baby trying to walk there are stumbles, falls and getting ups. Similarly, when once One decides to follow Jesus, there may be challenges, falls and bad situations but we are to not give up because it will reach a very secure stage where we develop immunity to falling.
Why is living a life of obedience to God’s law one of more restfulness than one in which we disobey the law?
Living a life of obedience to God shows humility and submission and it is coming to Jesus as He beckons. When We obey God’s law we find rest for our souls but there is no peace in the world. It is only in Jesus that we can find true rest for our souls.
How does bearing another person’s burden looks like in the story of Moses and his father-in-law, Jethro?
Jethro advised Moses to select able men of Israel who fear God so they bear the burden Moses bears in judging the people. We need others to share our burdens.
How does bearing one another’s burdens help us fulfill the law of Christ?
Burden-bearing is a divinely-ordained church activity requiring gentleness and producing compassion. It has to do with restoring someone who has gone out of track and helping others when they suffer hardship. We need those who can carry our burdens thus making it lighter for us.
Jesus invites us to come to Him that we may find rest. Coming to Jesus shows submission and humility. It is only with meekness and humility that we can find the rest that comes from Jesus. When We are yoked with Jesus, we will walk with Him and find out that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I pray that we come to Jesus in humility and meekness that we may find the rest He has prepared for us in Jesus’ name.