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Thursday, January 19, 2012

In order to recover and collect strength

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. — Matthew 11:28-30

Bruce Webster looked up the Greek word that is translated as “rest”.  It means, "to cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labour in order to recover and collect his strength".  This gives new meaning to the word for me.

1 comment:

Papa D said...

That is such a wonderful insight - and a perfect balance between the traditional fight between those who emphasize exclusive "faith without any effort" and those who advocate "works are utmost". It's neat to understand what a yoke really does, especially when it's combined with this principle of "rest".