Take the Yoke of Christ

Matthew 11:27-30: “All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Isaiah 45:22: Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

“Jesus’ invitation…is reminiscent of some of the greatest words spoken by Yahweh in the Old Testament, most notably Isaiah 45:22. He is extending the same invitation and making the same promise as God himself: ‘Turn to me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth.’ Such a commandment requires the highest possible Christology: ‘for I am God, and there is no other’ (Macleod, The Person of Christ, 100-01).

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About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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