Daily Archives: June 19, 2018
This summer, we are studying the Beatitudes that start-off Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:1-12. These ways that Jesus tells us we should act as Christians are counter-cultural, with blessings or rewards that will come in eternity, not here. We’ll be digging deeper into each of the 9 Beatitudes, looking at other verses in the Bible that describe each characteristic, Biblical characters that exude the Beatitudes, and the blessing that comes from it. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
The Father Revealed in the Son
25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Learn from Jesus | Shiree King
To take Christ’s yoke means to submit to Him as the One who is gentle and meek, caring and concerned for us. It means to put ourselves under His leading, to join ourselves together with Him, but the difference is He is the yoke mate and is stronger than we are. To “learn from Him” implies more than a simple acquisition of information, but a transformational change of life through intimate relationship with Him.
Taking Jesus’ yoke and learning from His gentleness and humility means trusting Him with my future, my ministry, and my feelings. A recent encounter has left me with some confusion and hurt feelings. I can choose to react out of my hurt and pride, or I can choose to learn from Jesus’ gentleness and humility and yield to the work God is trying to do in me through this situation. I need to serve Him in the strength He gives. My “load” becomes overbearing when I try to take over and do the “pulling” myself.
Dear God, I don’t want to carry my yoke on my own. I don’t want my pride and hurt to get in the way of the work You are doing in me and through this situation. I want to learn from You and follow Your example of humility and gentleness. I need Your help. More of You. Less of me. Amen.
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