Posts Tagged ‘Matthew 11:28-30’

Rest at the Feet of Jesus

May 4, 2020

Isaiah 60:13 … The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the {resting}place of My feet{throne} glorious{full of glory}.
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Matthew 11:28-30 … Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 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. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry{walk with}.
=> notice 2 types of rest – simply come and then learn and walk yoked with Him!
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Psalm 149:4-6 … For the LORD takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation{deliverance, victory}. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds{place of rest}. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands.
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Come – all who are weary and heavy-laden –Matthew 11:28
Come to the place of Jesus’ feet –Isaiah 60:13
Humble yourself under His mighty hand –1Peter 5:5-7
Listen for His words like Mary –Luke 10:39
Learn from Jesus at His feet –Matthew 11:29
From this position of rest
Keep your eyes on Jesus for help 2Chronicles 20:12
Walk together with Him –Matthew 11:30
Walk humbly with high praises in your mouth
And a double-edged sword in your hands
For the Lord crowns the humble with victory! –Psalm 149:4-6
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1Peter 5:5-7 … In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 6 And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under His mighty hand 7 by casting all your cares on Him because He cares for you.
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Rest in Jesus

January 14, 2019

Matthew 11:28-30Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 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. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
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Two kinds of rest

  1. Simply “Come” to Jesus
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    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb 4:14-16
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  2. Be “yoked”/walk and learn from Jesus
    * As we walk we, also walk together with others –Gal 6:2
    * Walk and live as children of the Light –Eph 5:6-11

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What “steals” rest?

  1. Fear, doubt => not trusting the Lord {Trust/rely on Him alone –Pro 3:5-7}
  2. Not dwelling/abiding feeding on the Lord’s faithfulness/truth {Abide in Jesus and His Word –Jn 15:4-7}
  3. Not delighting/surrendering all to the Lord {Surrender petitions with prayer and thanksgiving –Phil 4:4-9}
  4. Not totally committing our plans to the Lord {Don’t trust in your own strength –Zec 4:6;Ps 20:7}
  5. Not waiting patiently for the Lord {keep in step –Gal 5:25; Be still and know –Ps 46:10}
  6. Fretting because someone prospers in the world’s way {Friend of world = enemy of God –Jam 4:4}

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 37:3Trust/have faith in the Lord and do good/what is right; Dwell/abide in the land, and feed on/cultivate His faithfulness/truth/righteousness.

  • trust[0982] = have confidence, be bold, be secure
  • dwell[07931] = abide, tabernacle, reside
  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

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From NetBible Ps 37:4Delight/be soft/pliable/surrender yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing – answered prayer(v. 4).

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Psalm 37:5 AMP … Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

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From NetBible Ps 37:7Rest/be still in the LORD, and wait patiently/quietly/confidently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way …

  • rest[01826] = be still, quiet, hold peace

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Two Kinds of Rest

January 16, 2014

Matthew 11:28-30 AMP
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]{I will give you rest}

  • The condition for receiving this rest is to simply “Come” to Jesus.
  • This rest is given

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

  • The condition for receiving this rest is to be “yoked” with and “learn” from Jesus. {to walk with Him}
  • This rest is found
  • Jeremiah 6:16 … Thus says the Lord,
    “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
  • Isaiah 30:20-21 … Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

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Are you “walking” with Jesus? Are you listening intently for His voice/direction? Are you listening intently to apply/obey the wisdom you learn from the Lord Jesus Christ?

Today, if you hear the voice of Jesus Christ the Lord
Do not harden your hearts
Be careful to listen and obey
To walk in His “way”
The “way” He directs!

Then you will “find” rest for your soul. -Heb 3:7-19
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My people have forgotten Me
Thus says the Lord
They burn incense to worthless gods and so
Stand at the crossroads and see
They have stumbled in the way they should go
Consider your path
They no longer follow the ancient paths
Ask for the ancient paths
Instead they walk in bypaths 
Where the good way is  
And on roads not built up.
And walk in it –

Then you will find rest for your souls.
-Jeremiah 18:15, 6:16

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Word Study
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From NetBible Mt 11:29

  • * A yoke is a wooden bar or frame that joins two animals like oxen or horses so that they can pull a wagon, plow, etc. together. Here it is used figuratively of the restrictions that a teacher or rabbi would place on his followers.
  • learn[3129] = to increase one’s knowledge, to hear/be informed, to learn by use and practice

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From NetBible Jer 6:16

  • walk[01980] = to come, to go/proceed, to be led

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From NetBible Isa 30:21

  • hear[08085] = listen(attentively) to obey, to perceive(intelligently) by ear
  • walk[01980] = to come, to go/proceed, to be led

Related:
The Bread of Adversity and Rain{blog}
Bow Your Ear{blog}
Peace in Wisdom{prayer}

Evident Gentleness

December 23, 2012

My yoke is easy, My burden is light

not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant- easy to be borne

Learn from Me for
I AM gentle and humble in heart
Let My gentle and humble Spirit in you be evident to all!
I AM near!

Matthew 11:28-30 AMP … Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

Galatians 5:22-23 AMP … But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].

1 Peter 3:3-4 AMP … Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.rt

Philippians 4:5 … Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Related:
Evident Gentleness (Prayer)

Refresh Your Soul

June 23, 2010

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] 29Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. [Jer 6:16.] 20For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good — not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

Psalm 114:7-8 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, 8Who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Come weary, weak, heavy-laden and overburdened
Come trembling
Come, come to the fountain, to the One who sustains life
Drink deeply, water from the Rock
Come
Trust
Drink
Taste
Delight.

Psalm 36:7-9 How priceless is Your unfailing{steadfast} love{mercy}, O God! Both high and low among men find refuge{shelter,cover} in the shadow of Your wings. 8They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. 9For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

Psalm 62:5-8 Find rest{wait quietly before God}, O my soul, in God alone; my hope{expectation} comes from Him. 6He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. 7In God is my salvation{victory} and my glory{honor}; The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Selah

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I was weary this morning. The Lord reminded me of this — to come to Him — He alone gives rest/refreshment. And after you drink — delight! Joy bubbles up like an overflowing fountain or waterfall{from the Rock}!
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For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;
He will lead them to springs of living water. -Rev 7:17

My times are in Your hands … -Ps 31:15

Past Still Waters
Karen Holland … 7-30-2008

Psalm 42:7
Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls;
All your waves and breakers have swept over me.

Beside still waters
Drink in His peace
Linger there awhile
Restored
Linger there, listen for His call
As deep calls out to deep
Be led farther upstream past the still waters, deeper …

Let the wellspring of joy come forth
From deep within your soul
Let joy bubble up, overflow
In the roar of His waterfalls
From the river of His delights
A fountain of life
Glorious unspeakable joy
Bursts into jubilant song
Taste and see
He is good!

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Psalm 98:4,8
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth,
Burst into jubilant song with music. …
Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy!

1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him;
And even though you do not see Him now,
You believe in Him and you rejoice
With a glorioius (unspeakable) inexpressible joy.

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The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”
And let him who hears say, “Come!”
Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes,
Let him take the free gift of the water of life. -Rev 22:17

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Related:
Past Still Waters
As the Deer