Matthew 11:28-29

Christ has a yoke for our necks–as well as a crown for our heads!Matthew Henry

“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 meek and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 

 We are here invited to Christ as our Priest, Prince, and Prophet, to be saved–and, in order to that, to be ruled and taught by Him. 

First, we must come to Christ as our great high-priest Priest and repose ourselves in Him for salvation.

Second, we must come to Him as our Prince or Ruler, and submit ourselves to Him, “Take My yoke upon you.” This must go along with the former, for Christ is exalted to be both a Prince and a Savior (Act 5:31). The rest He promises is a release from the drudgery of sin–not from the service of God. Christ has a yoke for our necks–as well as a crown for our heads–and this yoke He requires that we should take upon us. 

Third, we must come to Him as our Prophet or Teacher, and set ourselves to learn from Him. We must learn of Him to be “Meek and and humble in heart”–to mortify our pride and passion, which render us so unlike to Him. We must so learn of Christ, for He is both Teacher and Lesson, Guide and Way!

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