Bible Study Lessons — Matthew 11:20-30
We all have our own personal burdens we carry through life.
In this Scripture reading from Matthew Jesus gives rest for the soul to make these situations easier to bear.
(My Burden is Light)
All we have to do is ask and believe. Read what Christ has to say..
Problems? Jesus Gives Rest for the Soul When He Says; “Come to Me.”
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 NASB
Jesus Says: “… My Burden is Light.“
What is a yoke?
Most people know that a yoke is a piece of wooden equipment used for oxen to pull a plow or other related farming implements.
We wear a yoke when we ignore the chance to repent of sin and come to know Jesus as our personal Savior. He is the only one who can take on the yoke for us; and He did!
What about burdens?
I looked up the word burden and found several definitions. The ones I’m listing here are from answers.com which state ..
“- Something that is carried.
– Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
– A source of great worry or stress; weight: The burden of economic sacrifice rests on the workers of the plant.
– A responsibility or duty: The burden of organizing the campaign fell to me.”
And then, there’s the Yiddish proverb;
“God gave burdens, also shoulders.“
What Burdens Do We Carry?
As humans, we carry burdens such as past and present sins – and guilt.
I’m sure you can fill in the blanks of other burdens with your own personal situation.
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Does Jesus promise that we will not have any more problems? No, but He promises to comfort us and give us rest for the soul in the form of love, compassion and peace.
Electing to start a real relationship with God will not take away our labor, but it will make it more bearable and God can turn it into something positive.
I’ve heard many stories of how God saw people through terrible situations such as cancer and other dread diseases.
I pray that these things don’t happen but I’m also happy that I have Jesus to lean on when they do.
Get Help with Your “Bumps in the Road“
We will have bumps in the road of life. Situations will come up that we just can’t handle alone. Christ will help to smooth out the road — If we only ask and believe in Him.
My Favorite Saying?
It comes from a pastor I know who was in the ministry for over 50 years before retiring and he says:
“The Lord is my shepherd — Everything is gonna be all right.”
Love In Christ
If you would like to learn how to receive the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to read John 3:16 to find more information.