Matthew 11:25-30 (NKJV) 25 At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. 27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gives to us true rest. For He is God the “Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth” (Genesis 14:19 NKJV). He is “Lord of heaven and earth.” Many smart people never learn this truth, but many babes understand it well. For Jesus said “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3 NKJV). Adults suffer from the need for personal greatness, that is why they never learn this truth. While lowly little children simply believe and understands this truth very well. A prideful man will not acknowledge his sins and unworthiness. For this reason, he will not receive Jesus Christ, God the Son, as his only hope. It takes a humble and contrite heart to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. My friends, Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV). Jesus not only points the way to heaven; He is the Way. Jesus is the only way to the Father. Salvation is in a Person, and that person is Jesus Christ. Accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and you will be saved. Salvation is not gained by keeping the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, or church ordinances. We are saved in Christ alone. Those who repent of their sins and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior have eternal life because He is the Life. And God’s personal invitation for salvation is given to everyone. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17 NKJV). My friend, Jesus is personally inviting you to find the “rest” of salvation in Him. Sin is too heavy for you to carry. The only place in the world to lay down your burdens is at the Cross of Christ. Jesus bore your sins for you, and He invites you to come and bring your burden of sin to Him. Jesus can forgive you because on the cross He paid the penalty for your sins. And Jesus is inviting you to come to Him for salvation. Come to Jesus and He will give you the rest of redemption.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.