TOPIC: Christ Assures of Rest
Opening Prayer: Let me know more of you today dear Lord as I meditate on your word.
Scripture: Matthew 11: 25-30
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit? • Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th February 2021 Message
In v.25b, Jesus gives thanks to the Father for revealing the deep things of the Kingdom to little children and hiding them from the “wise and learned”. Little Children in this case refers to those who are willing and have a desire to know more about Jesus and his Kingdom while the wise and learned would mean those who had mastered the Law but unfortunately, are hard hearted in regard to letting God teach them his ways rather than sticking to theirs. What is the outcome of an intimate relationship with Jesus, the Son of God (v.27)?
No wonder, Jesus makes a clarion call to all who are ‘struggling’ with sin, are wearied and burdened, to come and find rest in Him! What do you think this rest is all about? Eternal life (John 10: 27, 28). Yes, but He also blesses us with all heavenly blessings while living our lives here on earth. Life is characterized by struggles for survival; looking for comfort. This search for fulfilment lasts the whole of man’s lifetime, but which outcome the Bible describes as meaningless (Ecclesiastes 1:2, 3, 14). A fulfilled life, total peace of mind and spirit is found only in Jesus Christ. His “yoke is easy to bear” (Matthew 11:30).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Dear Lord, I submit to you totally, because I see my need for your kind of peace and rest. • Pray against the syndrome of sit-tight leadership in some countries.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
• Isa. 47-49; Mark 12:1-27
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