Belt of Truth
Knowing and Applying God's Truth to Real Life
Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV) Come to Me, all you 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."
What truth is revealed? Are you a person who learns things the hard way? You know, the kind of person who ignores all the warning signs and does what they want to do despite the consequences. If that is you, then Jesus offers a better alternative. Take His yoke, pick up your cross and follow Him; live by His wisdom, and you will experience rest.
What can we learn from this teaching? Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith, also knows the challenges of life, both the self-inflicted wounds and the undeserved setbacks; in light of those never-ending troubles He offers an exchange: Life for death; Courage for fear; Peace for worry; Light for darkness; Hope for depression; Joy for sorrow; Rest for chaos. His “yoke is easy” and His “burden is light.”
How can I apply this truth to my life? I have a choice to make every day: “Live God’s way or live “my” way. My way is like rolling the dice and hoping that my “luck” holds out. His way? Live with integrity, walk in His wisdom, follow His teaching, apply love in all my relationships, put my trust in God and in His goodness, rest in His security.
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As revealed by God through the Life and Message of Christ; through the wisdom of Solomon; through the letters of the Apostles; through the inspiration of God.