For my yoke [is] easy,
and my burden is light.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
The Lord Jesus gave a sweet invitation just a moment before.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. That word has been spoken to the multitude of whom the scribes and Pharisees contemptuously said that they knew not the law.
Perhaps in a sense it still was, and that is why it was so easy for them to impose those multitudes of burdens, too heavy to bear, on them.
The Lord was moved with compassion for this.
He knows what seekers and worriers are among His audience, and to them He addresses with the invitation, when they are weighed down
▪︎ under their burden of sins on the one hand
▪︎ and under their burden of commandments, which they cannot fulfill, on the other hand
to turn to Him to obtain rest and peace for their souls.
His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
▪︎ It is the easy yoke of grace,
▪︎ it is the light burden of love.
He wants to show and bestow His love on them, that they may be able to serve Him in love in return.
And what is done out of love is light.
Has your service to, or for, the Lord already become a service of love?
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