Take Up My Yoke and Learn of Me

José-governador“Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren” (Genesis 44:33).

The brothers had to go down into Egypt to find Joseph.  It was a long, hard journey through a land blasted by drought and famine.  But you need not go through any weary desert, nor must you travel to some far-off foreign land to find Christ.  You can reach Him at once with the hand of faith.

So, my friend, if you fell a hunger in your heart, if the famine has begun, find your way to Christ at once.  Turn to Him by faith.  Come to Jesus now in simple prayer.  Bow before Him.  He is your brother as Joseph was the brother of his brothers.  Christ became a man, yet He is the divine Son of God.  He understands our feelings and our need – and He loves us.

Like Joseph’s brothers, who rejected him, we may have rejected Jesus, but He has never rejected us.  He loves us. He has redeemed us.  He longs for our repentance and our love.  If we would come to Him in faith, He will not turn us away.  This is His blessed invitation; “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; . . . and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:28, 29).

What better day than to start today, which is the first day of the rest of your life, by responding to Christ’s invitation to find rest and spiritual food in Him.

Published by The Bible In Your Hand

Hi, I am Pastor Lester Bentley, a devoted husband, father, and Pastor for the Northeastern Wyoming District of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. I am committed to the great gospel commission as stated in Matthew 28:19, 20.

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