Matthew 11:29 – Soul Rest

My journal entry from today’s Bible readings.

S –        Matthew 11:29 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.

O –      Take my yoke – we are active in this process

Learn from me – yoke was a tool that tied two animals close together, the one more experienced and stronger would lead the other animal.  We learn from God in a similar intimate way.

Gentle and lowly in heart – we do not need to fear his direction

You will find – it is a promise

Rest for your souls – much more than rest in bed, but deep, soul, rest

A –       Go to God first – not retreat to bed first, when I am drained.  Today I want to seek to learn from him through reading his word and spending time listening in prayer.

P –        Lord, show me how to take your yoke upon me.  Thank you for your gentle and lowly heart that cares for me.  Teach me how to find true rest for my soul.

Do you have thoughts?  How can we apply this verse to our lives?


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