David prayed in his time of distress:
“And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.”
Psalms 55:6 (KJV)
How many time have we felt like that?
CHRIST’S INVITATION TO REST
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)
Come unto Me– this is Christ’s first recorded general invitation to all men to come to salvation.
The last one is Revelation 22:17-
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
Revelation 22:17 (KJV)
There is a rest coming to those of affliction who rest in our Lord. This is not only at the Day of the Lord, when Jesus comes back, we can also rest daily in Christ Jesus.
To me, Matthew 11:28-30 is a what we call a DOUBLE REFERENCE.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
Psalms 37:7 KJV
(Rest here means to be silent to.)
The yoke mentioned, when Jesus said, My yoke is easy, and My burden is light, means there is no bondage connected with His yoke for us. It actually is a place of spiritual and physical rest.
The yoke we have to resist, is the yoke of our own flesh; misinterpretation of Scripture; and what other well meaning people try to put on us.
There is freedom and rest in Christ Jesus our Lord. Be free to serve Him.