Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of February

Feb 27, 2024 by



Matt. 11:29 “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.”




To take 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 or 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. 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 easy, not bitter, and such a burden is light, not heavy.


The Lord told us [that] He is meek and lowly in heart. Throughout all the opposition the Lord was meek, and throughout all the rejection He was lowly in heart. He submitted Himself fully to the will of His Father, not wanting to do anything for Himself or expecting to gain something for Himself. Hence, regardless of the situation He had rest in His heart; He was fully satisfied with His Father’s will. John the Baptist did not regard his imprisonment as of the Father; therefore, he was not at rest. If he had realized that his imprisonment was due to the Father’s will, he would have been at rest, even in prison. Christ, the heavenly King, always submitted to the Father’s will, taking God’s will as His portion and not resisting anything. Hence, He was always at rest. We must learn of Him and also take this view. If we do, we will have rest in our souls. (Life-study of Matthew, msg. 31)

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