Are you ready to take a break?
Do you need some rest?
What makes Christ different?
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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.” – Matthew 11:28-29
Who was the above passage originally spoken to?
Werent these words of Jesus spoken to people who followed the law?
It is not about your doing, it is about His did!
The purpose of the law was basically to get us exhausted so that we would find the rest that only Jesus offers. I am not here to debate some inane and archaic rule or regulation – that does not give me or you rest and it basically creates problems for those trying to see the rest that Christ freely gives.
I have been blessed to be able to travel and go all over the world and see many religions. The path I have walked has allowed me to see many different gods and even worship them for a time. But Jesus, the real Jesus not the one that wants you to jump through hoops, He alone offers something different. No it’s not a “miracle cloth” for $9.95!
Here is Jesus in true form from where my path has taken me:
1) Come to me– See the need based on constant stumbling over the law with guilt and shame. See that your “doing” doesn’t do it for you.
2) Take my yoke– Forget about your effort and your doing and the law for righteousness and accept Him. He paid it all so you can rest!
3) Learn from me– He was the world’s greatest Lover of all times- so Love like He Loved. Be gentle and humble in heart. Notice He didn’t say follow the law and every single word of it- Why?
This is C – T – L – This is Grace! Law did Not make Jesus perfect – Faith did and it is the Only thing that will make us perfect as well. “By Grace through Faith” – Ephesians 2:8-9
This is where Christ is different from all other gods. Other gods say come to me and do what I tell you but Christ says come to me and Love! Yes Love as in Love God and Love one another and that’s it!!
Have you ever heard the god of money tell you “rest I will take care of you”?
How about your god now, is he about peace and rest and Love?