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A Daily Devotion for Friday, February 12


Matthew 11:25-30


verses 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.”


I think I have always simplified this passage. I read it as simply meaning we are to give all our troubles to Jesus. But actually, he tells us to come to him if we are burdened, and take on his yoke. Doing this we “will find rest for (our) souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I guess the end result is the same, but it involves following Jesus, giving up our own yoke, whatever is pulling us along, and taking on the yoke led by Jesus. The imagery is powerful.

Holy Father, I am willing. I want to be led by Jesus, and Jesus alone. I know this is the only way for me. Help me to stay on the path, led by you. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Feb 12, 2021

Matthew 11: 28-30 Come to me all who are worry 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.


Jesus does not say that if we go to him we will have no more troubles, no more pain, no more disappointments… There will be a yoke to carry but he will carry it with us. Jesus never promises to take away pain. What Jesus does is to help us go through the pain. A life without any pain, without any failure or disappointment, a life witho…

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Tom
Tom
Feb 12, 2021

Matthew 11:27 - “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.”


It is very easy to forget who chooses whom in this cosmic dance of salvation. In John 15:16, Jesus says it as plainly as possible. “You did not choose me. I choose you.” How does that come about? As Scripture teaches, people see the outside, but God sees the inside. When Jesus sees a repentant heart, earnestly desiring to avoid sin and to know Him, to that person the Father will be revealed. It then falls on us…


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Barbara
Barbara
Feb 12, 2021

Matthew 11: 25-30


29 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.


To come, to take and to learn. This is what I find in this verse. To find love and friendship in the fellowship of God through Jesus. He wants me to be his disciple, a disciple who practices his teaching. I do have to cultivate this discipleship more, but I am learning what God wants of me. To live a life as close to Jesus as possible. I know I will fall short at times, but I will continue to pick myself up and follow Jesus.


Dearest Lord you have given…


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David
David
Feb 12, 2021

Matthew 11:25-30


10 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.


A real yoke is very heavy and would be difficult to carry. Jesus said His yoke is easy, it is light, but as any yoke it will still attach us to Him. Once we take it up we are part of His team and must go where he goes, or as Becky said, He will lead us.


Dear Lord, I have been singing these words since I was a young teenager, but never really thought enough about them. I guess I have taken up your yoke but have slipped out of it too easily. Help me to see that the yoke is there to stay. Amen.

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Marilyn Pelletier
Marilyn Pelletier
Feb 12, 2021

Beautiful description of that very powerful passage. It is comforting.

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