Weekly Wisdom – Matthew 11:28-30 | Rest for the Soul


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30

I’ve always found these words from Jesus very comforting. He invites all of us who are weary and burdened to come to Him and find rest because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. But I can’t help but wonder what these words really mean, especially the last verse of this passage. I was always told that being a Christian is not always easy. As Christians, we are called to pick up our cross and follow Christ and by doing so we are not necessarily choosing the easiest path. And yet Jesus says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Continue reading

Weekly Wisdom – Ephesians 4:2 | Humility


I have learned over the years that there is nothing more beautiful than true humility. Unfortunately, it is a quality that is hard to find in this world in this day and age. We live in a culture where the proud, the selfish and the self-centered often seem to get ahead. Whether unknowingly or not, we often condone or even encourage self-promotion and a “me first” attitude as virtues. The Bible clearly says otherwise. Just to quote a few verses:

Psalm 18:27
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
Psalm 138:6
Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Proverbs 3:34
He mocks proud mockers and shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
Proverbs 29:23
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
Matthew 18:4
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:30
But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

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High on the Word: Jonah 3 & 4

For the Lenten season, I’m participating in the SheSharesTruth linkup where readers share their thoughts about a Bible passage given by She Reads Truth. This week’s passage was Jonah 3 & 4. Jonah 3 & 4 (NIV) Jonah Goes to Nineveh … Continue reading