I receive daily emails of blogs and bible studies.I am very intrigued by not only what they have to say, but also to re-visit things that I have read in the bible before and see things that I have missed before.
One such instance was yesterday’s email from watchman nee’s study that was over Matt: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 Mee,for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Now I know that I have read this many times over the years, but I have missed so much in just this one verse. Let me explain.
Let’s start off right here. Let me emphasize here that we read the bible from the flesh’s perspective. We have not been changed to God’s nature in our live’s.
First half of verse 28 mentions the two words that stick out to us, mainly because we are in the same boat, we all toil and are burdened because of it. This is natural only because we work at a job,home,kids,family and other things. We can attach ourselves to this first statement right off the bat. The next half of verse 28 says that God will give us rest. Now I don’t know about you but I don’t think any of us have seen rest from our rest. So what is Jesus talking about?
Let’s go on to verse 29, Take my yolk upon you and learn from Me,for I am meek and lowly in heart. I am no writer or master of words to say the least, but what Jesus said is so masterfully said that we have to really look or hear what he says in the next few lines. The fact that Jesus says “take my yolk upon you and learn from me is deceiving to us because our first thought comes to us about two cows stuck in a yolk together prodding in a field. Don’t think that is what God was going for here. It is our understanding of this is usually that we should be yolked together in life and Jesus will be helping me plow the fields everyday, and we will make it through the day no matter comes our way. But let us look at the continuing thought. He says “and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.
Our natural thinking of God and me going together hitched together just prodding through life’s daily ups and downs will not work with this statement. When someone says learn from Me sounds like He is in control of Life and of the yolks of life. We need to slow down and listen to Christ’s message to us in this way that we can really see Him. God is not only in charge, but He wants us to be in Him.
and now the last part of verse 29. “and you will find rest for your body.”
If you are an avid bible reader you will notice that last line that I had in quotes is not right, but it seems that this is what we see or read this part.
It is supposed to say “and you will find rest for your souls”.
Now that we see this, this is not a+b=c, it is like a+b=d. something is not right here.
It is not that we can change c because c is the answer, but we can change a and b to our thinking. Our though process has to change to all the answers of God, not only from this one. We cannot go from a body to the soul in the answer. It is from soul perspective with God.
God’s perspective of telling to us of parables and tidbits of what we should know of daily life but life is created in Him,for Him, and in Him.
His Spirit is in us to have Life and have it abundantly!!