Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle humble heart, and you will find rest for you souls. Matthew 11:29

September 24, 2009 at 8:02 Leave a comment

A yoke is a wooden U shaped device that fits over the neck of an ox and secured by a rod under throat the ox of the ox.  Reigns attatched to the yoke is used to guide the oxen to where you want them to go.

Jesus is asking us to put a yoke on us spiritually.  Bending our will to his will.  How do we know where he is leading us?  By following what he teaches us through his Word.  That is why we must read it and study it because his will is contained in it.

As we learn to submit to his will our shame and guilt is replaced with peace and rest.  

Trusting Him and the promises he has made to us rather than to the circumstances we find ourselves in will free us from our fears.  Learning to trust Christ is not looking for freedom but learning to serve a better master.  Many Christians are living for false gods like power, comfort, saftey, health, control, pleasure, etc.  All these gods produce fear in us and when we lose  power or safety or control we become angry. 

Instead we need to rely on what he teaches us about himself and his will for us.  Learning  to do his will takes a life time. 

Jeremiah 2911-12 tells us God is for us and that his plans are not to hurt us but to properous to do good to us.

Isaiah 35 tells us to look to the future when after the ressurection we will enter Zion together singing song to our king.

Hebrews 13:5-6 tells us that we can obey Jesus because he will never leave us or foresake us and that our help comes from the Lord so we do not need to be afraid.

Habakkuk 3:16-19  to wait patiently for calamity to come upon us even is their no food, no meat, no oils we should still praise God because when we have nothing we still have our Lord caring for us.

Psalm 2 lets into God’s will for the world is although the nations rise up against God to free themselves from his bonds God laughs at them.  This Psalm commands us to Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.  If the nations do not kiss the Son his anger will go out against them and destroy them.

 Zepheniah 3:16-17 tells us that our God is with us and his is mighty to save and that he take great delight in us and rejoices over us with singing.

Romans 8:31-39 tells us that nothing in all creation cannot separate us from the love of God.

Galatians 2:20 that we were crusified with Christ and we no longer live, but Christ live inside us.  The life we now live the body, we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave himself for us.  So we now dead to our sins so now we follow the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 5:16-26 Commands us to live by the Holy Spirit.  Why? So we will not gratify the sins of the flesh.  The Holy Spirit inside us fights against our old man trying to make a new man out of us.  Follow the Spirits leading or keep in step with the Holy Spirit and he will give us the fruits of the Holy Spirit which are love, joy, peace,  faithfullness, gentleness,  and self control.

Colossians 1:13-20 show us our Savior the creator of the universe has been given all things and all power and to everything under his feet like a foot stool.

Micah 6:9 tells about what God showed us what is good and what he require from us: To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.

Matthew 6:25-34 Tells us not to worry about the necessities of life because we are much greater value than flowers, grass or sparrows.  What we need to do is to seek first his kingdom and his righteousness because all the others things we need will be suplied to us- all we need to do is thank him.

Matthew 7:7-12 tells us to ask, seek and knock and God will open his door to us and whoever asks receives and the one who seeks finds.  What are we to ask for seek for and knock for his Kingdom and his righteousness.

I Corinthians 13 Paul tells us that the three things we should strive for his faith, hope and love.  But he says that the greatest of these to seek is love.

2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.  Jesus was judged for our sin and we got God’s righteousness in return.

I John 1:9 if we confess our sins to God he is faithfull to forgive us our sins.   I John a letter to one the Churches he planted that is being tempted by false teachers.  He focuses on trusting only Jesus and loving one another.  He tells us if we do not love the brethren we cannot be Christians.   Or we are not acting like Christians.

Hebrews is a book written to a Church that is experiencing severe persecution and some have left the faith and returned to Judism.  The pastor is writing them telling them that Jesus is their High Priest who offered himself as a perfect sacrifice and sat down next his Father in heaven.  When he died on the cross he redeemed us for himself.  So no more sacrifices need to be made anymore.  Jesus is greater than the Angels and Moses and the entire old testament system.  Now why would you be tempted to leave Jesus if you do think about everything you would be losing eternal life and the blessing is he has promised them.

James tells how the Christians life is supose to be lived.  James is writing Churches that are among the nations.  He is not telling to us to follow the law and be saved he is saying if you are a Christian these types of behaviors will eventually result in your Christains life.

In Luke 6:27-36 Jesus commands us to love our enemies.  Why? Because we were his enemies before he chose to love us and die for us.  So by implication we need to love everyone one we met so if you a liberal you are commanded to love Bush and if you are a conservative you are commanded to love Obama.

Matthew 28:17-20 tells us to evangelise the world starting where we live to the outer limits of the world.

In Luke 10:25-37 tells us how to what extent we are to love our neighbors.

In John 13 Jesus washes his desciples feet the lesson was to have mind set of a servant.  Help the old man trying to get heavy load into his truck,  shovel the snow from a widows driveway, drive a poor person to the doctors.  A begger asks you for some change give to them, etc.   I think the main point to serve one another in the Church never looking down on anyone one for any reason.

Psalm 119 extols the Word of God that makes us wise.  This song tells how important it is to study, memorize, and practice the Word of God.  If we don’t we will contiue to live without peace, troubled by the world, being uncomforted by the Father because your understanding of God is weak and you have not discovered the promises of God.

Sex–  The Bible teaches us that the only lawful sexual act is with your spouse.  NO sex before or with anyone else even with yourself.  There are too many passages to talking about this topic in the Old and New Testaments.

Poor people, the widow and the orphan- The Old Testament and New Testament say there should no poor among you.  How much are we to give to the poor?  Everything above our neseccities.  That is what the the Bible teaches us.  God is prediposed to the poor and even shows them favor.   There should not be any one left poor in our Churches not one.  If they cannot work the Church should support them.   There is man in our Church that cannot work due to poor lungs.  He should get onto disability but he wants to support himself, but people are not going to hired a person who gets winded too easily.  There are hundreds of verses in the Bible teaches how we are to treat the poor.

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