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Finding Rest

March 16, 2012

At that time Jesus answered, and said, “I thank You Father … Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight (Matthew 11:25).

Our attention is called to what Jesus said; for the answer was to the circumstances of “that time.” What were they? John had questioned (:2-6). The people had spurned both John and Himself (:16-19); His mighty works had been fruitless (:20-24); and then, “at that time,” when all seemed to end in failure, the Lord Jesus found rest in submission and resignation to the Father’s will, and then, turning to all of His servants – “weary and heavy laden” with their burden and toil – He graciously invites them to find rest where He had found it, saying,

Come to Me … and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me … and you[1] shall find rest.

E.W. Bullinger
Figures of Speech Used in the Bible, p. 633 (adapted)

[1]The subscript “p” indicates the second person plural pronoun “ye” in the Old English of the King James Version of the Bible

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