Study 3. Jesus’ Revelation of Himself
“Come to Me, all you who labour 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 in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
To whom does Jesus reveal Himself?
Those who are at the end of themselves; those who feel their weakness; those who are bowed down with cares, perplexities, and worries who have no alternative but to come and learn from Him.
“When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,” is how Annie Johnson Flint expressed that condition in her lovely hymn, ‘He giveth more grace.’
When we were physically ‘babes,’ none of us were filled with experience, knowledge, prejudices, opinions, self-importance and so on. We needed to learn.
How wonderful that Jesus longs for us to ‘learn from’ Him.
He fills the hungry with good things, while He sends the rich away empty. See Luke 1:53
What does Jesus reveal about Himself?
Jesus says to those who labour and are heavy laden, “Learn from Me.”
We need his astonishing revelation about Himself that He is ‘gentle and lowly in heart,’ and that His ‘yoke is easy’ and His ‘burden is light.’
That is a revelation that goes against our human nature. Humility does not appeal to us as a vital ingredient of life; it doesn’t figure on most of our agendas.
How many times did those disciples argue about which of them would be the greatest? It was their Lord and Master who “poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet.”
That is the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ we need most.
How do we get that revelation of Jesus?
I like the lines in the old hymn of Horatius Bonar, ‘I heard the voice of Jesus say.’
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
STOOP DOWN, and drink, and live.”
We need to stoop down if we want see a greater vision of the glory of God in the face of the Lord Jesus Christ. How much more effective might be our witness if we were more ‘gentle and lowly in heart.’
“Come to Me!”
“Learn of Me!”
Lord, enable us to come and learn to be more like You.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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