The Promise – His RestJuly 19, 2020 / Fellowship Community Church
The Promise: His Rest
- Rest comes from the of Jesus.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. vs. 28
Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 ERV
They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. Matthew 23:4
- Rest is found in to Jesus. YOKE
Take my yoke upon you…for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. vs. 29-30
“To “take a yoke” in that day meant to become a disciple. When we submit to Christ, we are yoked to Him. The word “easy” means “well-fitting”; He has just the yoke that is tailor-made for our lives and needs.” Warren Wiersbe
- Rest results in from Jesus.
… learn from me… vs. 29
Jesus is essentially saying, “Learn what it means to be My disciple and you will find rest for your soul.”
David Platt, Christ-Centered Exposition in Matthew
For I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. vs. 29
- Gentle – Jesus is not .
The posture most natural to him is not a pointed finger but open arms. Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly
- Lowly – Jesus is .
The point in saying that Jesus is lowly is that he is accessible. For all his resplendent glory and dazzling holiness, his supreme uniqueness and otherness, no one in human history has ever been more approachable than Jesus Christ.
Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly
Reading for next week: Matthew 13:1-9