Emanna for 06/20/2020
Taking the Father's Will as Our Yoke
Matt 11:28 Come to Me all who toil and are burdened, and I will give you rest. (29) Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (30) For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Words of Ministry
What a gracious word! The labor mentioned in verse 28 refers not only to the labor of striving to keep the commandments of the law and religious regulations, but also to the labor of struggling to be successful in any work. Whoever labors thus is always heavily burdened. After the Lord had praised the Father, acknowledging the Father's way and declaring the divine economy, He called this kind of people to come to Him for rest. Rest refers not only to being set free from labor and burden under the law and religion or under any work and responsibility, but also to perfect peace and full satisfaction. The Lord's yoke is to take the will of the Father. It is not to be regulated or controlled by any obligations of the law or religion, nor to be enslaved by any work, but to be constrained by the will of the Father. The Lord lived such a life, caring for nothing but the will of His Father. He submitted Himself fully to the Father's will. Hence, He asks us to learn from Him. God's will is our yoke. Thus, we are not free to do as we please; rather, we are yoked. The Lord's yoke is pleasant and His burden is light. The Lord's yoke is the Father's will, and His burden is the work to carry out the Father's will. Such a yoke is pleasant, not bitter, and such a burden is light, not heavy.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 391. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 6/23/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.