If you google “rest from work” or relaxation you will find a stream of articles that say pretty much the same thing. Rest is important for both body and/or soul. I am glad the world is catching up with the Bible! The Bible has been talking about the importance of rest since Genesis 2 and that is a long time ago.
Today we will be looking at the theme verses for this year Matthew 11:28-30. In these verses, Jesus gives us this wonderful command/promise.” Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”.
Read Matthew 11:28-30
Read also Matthew 23:1-4 which is part of a critique on the teaching of the Pharisees and teachers of the law.
What are the things that weary and burden you?
Jesus says, “come to me”. Do you come to Him? What stops you from coming?
A yoke is an instrument of burden. Why would taking up a yoke, even Jesus’ yoke give us rest?
What does it mean to “learn from me”?
Taking a period of physical rest (i.e., the Sabbath) is an important theme in the Old Testament.
Could there be a link between a physical Sabbath rest and a spiritual rest?
How can we use these verses to help us in our everyday life?