Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Matthew 11:28-30

Think about times where you have let a sin really get to you. Think about the feelings of regret and frustration that you feel. You seem beat down and intrenched in this tangled web a burdens. I don't know if you have ever experienced this or not, but I have...multiple times.

Matthew 11:28-30 is in direct contrast to what they Jewish leaders are teaching at this time. They are teaching a doctrine of "earning salvation and forgiveness". Jesus is speaking directly to all of those who are weary (Greek meaning = those tired from toil) and heavy-laden (Greek meaning = those loaded down), he is inviting these unforgiveable people in. He uses the agricultural analogy of a yoke. A yoke is used to bind oxen together. He is saying in verse 30 that two will be working to plow the field, Jesus and who ever chooses to slide into the vacant spot. Christ is not saying here that life will be easy, he is saying that the burden of sin will not effect you because I have given you ultimate peace. I have washed your sins away for good, so there is no point in toiling with them, it is now time to move forward with a purpose with me!

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