Another lesson on humility

“Come to me [Jesus], all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly [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 ESV [ ] mine

God’s Spirit brings this statement to mind often when I am feeling stressed and exhausted and “soul-spent.”  It’s a valuable check for my attitude — am I taking on what God has not given me?  Am I thinking too much of myself, that I am the “only one who can save” someone?

Jesus promises to give me rest.  “Rest” does not mean adversity; “rest” does not mean ease — “rest” is a peace of soul, a quiet confidence that I am in the loving hands of a Sovereign God who knows me and loves me and has my best interest and His glory in mind. “Rest” is peace.

Think on the following quote, and glory in the Savior’s rest . . .

“A humble person is simply a brutally honest person about the whole truth.  Humble people are small in their own eyes, honest about their struggles, and open to constructive criticism.  They trust that they are loved, accepted, forgiven, and redeemed just as they are.  Aware of their innate poverty, they throw themselves on the mercy of God with carefree abandon.” — Brennan Manning

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