HIS YOKE IS EASY AND HIS BURDEN IS LIGHT
Jesus mentioned two kinds of people in His prayer: the “wise” –arrogant in their own knowledge—and the “little children” –humbly open to receive the truth of God’s Word. Are you wise in your own eyes, or do you seek the truth in childlike faith, realizing that only God holds all the answers?
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
In the Old Testament, “know” means more than knowledge. It implies an intimate relationship. The communion between God the Father and God the Son is the core of their relationship. For anyone else to know God, God must reveal Himself to that person, by the Son’s choice. How fortunate we are that Jesus has clearly revealed to us God, His Truth, and how we can know Him. 27 All things are delivered unto me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Matt. 11:27
A yoke is a heavy wooden harness that fits over the shoulders of an ox or oxen. It is attached to a piece of equipment the oxen are to pull. A person may be carrying heavy burdens of (1) sin (2) excessive demands of religious leaders (3) oppression and persecution, or (4) weariness in the search for God. Jesus frees people from all these burdens. The rest that Jesus promises is love, healing, and peace with God, not the end of all labor. A relationship with God changes meaningless, wearisome toil into spiritual productivity and purpose.
“Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29 Place my yoke over your shoulders, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble. Then you will find rest for yourselves. 30 because my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
REMINDER: HIS YOKE IS EASY AND HIS BURDEN IS LIGHT!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”