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Matthew 11:28

February 14, 2011

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.


Come: “All of you…COME!”
Unto: To this position, because it is a place of advantage in comparison to not being in this place
Me (me): is not directly pointing to God the Father, but more a personal pronoun for Jesus himself. Jesus is referring to Himself, personally.
All: Each and every, singularly as well as any group of individuals
Labour: whose effort comes without replenishment, who carries excess responsibility, and whose emotions have been injured do to being overwhelmed by circumstances of this life.
And: In addition, not exclusive to the previous
Heavy Laden: You may be having more labor, pressure, grief, guilt, or any other weight of the flesh laid upon you in addition to what you’ve already experienced. The lord doesn’t just deal with that which you have accumulated from the past, but he is able to dissolve the weights that are coming down presently.
I (kago): Jesus is not giving anyone the runaround. Unlike some technical support phone services, when you call to him, you come unto him”.  He is also going to give you what is promised. You will not get sent down a rabbit trail from one operator to the next in hopes of finding your peace.
Will Give Rest (anapauō): Like a big check in the mail. Or Emerald Lagasse… Bam!, Pow! You can never be sure of how this rest is going to come. But “rest assured” once you come to Him, your rest is on the way.

If life has you down on one knee catching your breath, meditate on this verse. Find the rest for your soul even in the midst of the fire.

 

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  1. sal soleto permalink
    February 19, 2011 7:04 am

    i think its an amazing verse and it shows so much of what Christ was trying to show the jews and for everyone else who would hear in the time to come. the Jews spent so much of their lives worried about the law and living in guilt ( unless you were a pharisee, then you were perfect!! :/ ) because of there inability to keep the law. paul said in romans 3:20 “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” they just could not understand that there law was good bu incomplete with out faith. thats what made abraham so special. he was made righteous before he was circumcised because of faith. he was made obediant after circumcision. so that heavy burden being lifted and replaced with faith in christ..which is weightless on your shoulders. and your right, jesus is so straight forward. i am the way, the truth and the life. straight up.

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