Powered by 4 - Mar. 22, 2011

Much Needed...Rest.

today's reading.
Matthew 11:20-30    Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent...
Matthew 11:20

think about it.
Why did Jesus denounce or curse these cities (11:20-22)? While it sounds harsh to us, what does this warning teach us? What do you learn about the heart attitude that understands and receives what the Lord reveals (11:25-27)? What does Jesus' invitation (11:28-29) offer you today?

the blog.
Jesus is speaking in Matthew 11:20-30 and at the end of this passage He extends this invitation. "'Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest'" (vs. 28). Now as soon as I read this verse I thought to myself This verse describes me...and it's for me. Yet I don't always make the most of this incredible invitation to give my burdens over to the Lord.

So what's going on in your life that's pulling you down (emotionally, spiritually, physically)? Now that you've read and considered Matthew 11:25-30, what will you do to make sure you're taking full advantage of this offer of rest? Tami W.

P.S. Yesterday we visited the ruins of the city of Capernaum which Jesus denounces in Matthew 11:20-24 because its people did not repent even though Jesus had taught and done many miracles in this area. I took a number of photos of the city as well as the olive presses that were excavated there. take a look on our Facebook page.

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