3. v. 20-24; “Woe to you, Korazin…” He rebukes that generation as those who refuse to accept the evidence placed right before their eyes. Burden of Personal Sin: But I am convinced that the best understanding of the weary are those who are burdened with their own sin. The consequence of taking the yoke of Christ upon us, is to learn from Him. Jesus’ ministry was punctuated with healings, many of them on the Sabbath. Matthew 11:28 in all English translations. They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. (Phil 2:8-9) As one is taught he responds in obedience – this is the effect of the yoke he has placed himself under. NIV, Life Application Study Bible, … b. III. There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Sin is an insurmountable burden that we cannot bear. To view the context of Jesus words, go back with me to the beginning of Matthew 11. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. But unfortunately not all Israelites responded to this message. For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man. To fall short in righteous living is to become a debtor. I learn from Jesus. Come to me, all ye wearied and loaded, and I will cause you to rest. Faith comes by hearing the word of God, and no one can come to Christ without being taught correctly. Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest. Intro: Our study this month is focused on God’s promise of rest. I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is. 2. Their enemies will serve them.(v. Why does he promise them rest? 3. Righteousness will sprout up before the nations. "Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, ... Story of Jesus, Paperback: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. His law is not burdensome. This was the crossroad when Jesus knew Israel must be set aside for a season. Come to me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Jesus’ use of this term embodies all of the character we have noticed in its OT appearances. Getting There (1) Jesus Is Our Sabbath. Notice Paul’s description of this rest that we find in the blood of Jesus: Eph 2:13-17 – 3 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 28 Come to (A)Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. A picture of renewal and restored fellowship. To furnish what is needed; good for its intended use. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth;For I am God, and there is no other. We noticed that Isaiah speaks of those who mourn in Zion being comforted, sorrow replaced by gladness. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Read Isaiah 61:1-11. Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. 3. It robs us of our joy and peace. If we decide not to come to Jesus, there is no other way to find rest. It was designed to create a submissive spirit in animals, thereby making them useful. That day will be a day of judgment against those who rebel. Believe in me, all ye that labour under oppression, and I will give you relief. 2. He did not say "Go" but to come. Save: $0.90 (30%) Buy Now. b. Burden of the Pharisaical traditions: Some suggest that Jesus had specifically in mind those who were burdened by the rites of the Law of Moses, particularly the burden of the Pharisaical traditions. Retail: $2.99. 3. It is amazing how many of Jesus’ words come right out of the OT scriptures. Jesus did not spend much time with the proud, the religiously satisfied or the hypocrites who willed not to believe. 4. b. We will notice that the invitation of Jesus is to those who are “weary” and the Jesus promises them “rest”. These words depict what is often referred to as the “invitation of Jesus” – “Come unto Me”. The year of the Lord’s favor had arrived. 8:6 – “to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”. In Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus says: “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. If we submit to Him we become what is best, for us and for others. This reinforces the truth that Christ’s disciples are His submissive learners. If the miracles done in the cities of Galilee had been done in the Gentile cities of Tyre, Sidon, and even Sodom, those cities would have repented in sackcloth. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. This rest is more than a reprieve from physical work, or even anxiety. Come to me all you that labor hard and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. The cities that had been destroyed by God’s judgment will be rebuilt. He does not threaten or coerce. In the year of the Lord’s favor: Isaiah points to messianic period to come, when God will give relief to the oppressed, heal the sick, free the captive. In fact, the word learn and disciple come from the same word in Greek. II. Jesus’ yoke of submissiveness is what is needed to accomplish the purpose.