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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
11:28 Come to me - Here he shows to whom he is pleased to reveal these things to the weary and heavy laden; ye that labour - After rest in God: and are heavy laden - With the guilt and power of sin: and I will give you rest - I alone (for none else can) will freely give you (what ye cannot purchase) rest from the guilt of sin by justification, and from the power of sin by sanctification.
Mt 11:28 Come unto me. This is one of the sweetest passages in the New Testament. It shows the willingness of the Lord. The kings and earth and the great are usually difficult of access, while Jesus is not only willing, but invites us, to come to him. Note how gracious is the invitation! (1) It is the Lord who speaks. (2) He invites to come to him. (3) The invitation is to those who labor and are heavy laden. (4) He promises, to all these weary ones who come, rest. The offer is not that of a man, but of the Divine Savior. Millions in all ages since can bear witness that the promise is sure. That labour and are heavy laden. Feel heavily the burdens of life, of sin and sorrow. Rest. Peace of soul.
Akpan Inemesit's comment on 2014-01-24 15:10:13:
To me is very interesting verse which a believer as to work toward it. God said all he that labor come i will give rest he did not specified and are to separate from the worthy thing and accept him as Lord and savior he will give us rest by giving us dominion over everything. less trust and obey him it will grant us internal rest.
Adebayo Isreal Olusaanu's comment on 2014-01-14 10:14:42:
To I believe that God is just calling us to repentance. that no matter how our sin is that he will forgive us.also he's telling us that we should not be running up and down that all what we need is with him.
Paula's comment on 2013-12-16 09:56:53:
God is there for us to come to Him, if we are weak and burdened from any source we can find comfort and rest in him - true comfort only comes from the Father, our Father God, the one true God who loves us unconditionally and will always give us what we really need. Praise God for what He alone chooses for us.
Nyathi SG's comment on 2013-10-21 16:33:35:
After working one needs a rest.God is calling those who have worked hard to cme and rest.like Paul who said I have fought now am awaiting my crown.As believers we are to fight againt all forms of evil so as to please our Lord so that He can invite us to His internal life .
Kani (robin)'s comment on 2013-08-26 01:12:40:
God's promise word allways beautiful and prosperous of His people. and the word of mt11:28 is not only for the belivers but also for every one who lives on the earth, but, the beauty of His word belongs to those who accepted him as a personal saviour so as a christian if we accept the real word into our heart and meditate we are become of witness to non belivers.
Abel Chuks's comment on 2013-03-18 23:07:45:
Our Lord God had always been and would ever be. Once we acknowledge Him (God), all our fears are gone.
Denard's comment on 2012-12-16 10:10:04:
Our lives wear us down, but we can take it to Jesus in prayer and he will give us comfort.
Eric .J.'s comment on 2012-10-03 00:23:35:
This is indeed wonderful, and a free offer of another opportunity to belong to and be partaker of his great everlasting peace and joy. My prayer is that this opportunity may never pass us by in JESUS NAME.
Ricky Yaubihi's comment on 2012-09-26 21:01:52:
If one turns to Christ Jesus for strength and refuge total healing, He is willing to...Jesus is able to remove your load of Sin and give you his load of bearing his name/his love/obedience to the world and there is great joy in that...it starts by one being filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues as an evidence that you are filled with the Holy Spirit...Christ paid the price already..John 3:1-8, Mark 16:15-19
Nicholas Juma's comment on 2012-08-25 11:16:12:
help me knw the bible wel any one who can help me pls contact me pls
Jeana Tambaoan's comment on 2012-08-18 08:33:38:
Amen. Thank u Lord. U made me stronger day by day
Val's comment on 2012-07-07 15:54:15:
God's promises to those who will believe in Him are simply awesome
Benard's comment on 2012-02-02 09:11:47:
Come unto me means a lot Jesus really meant what He said because He knows so many people out there are been deprived of their possesion in christ by the devil. But He gave an open cheque to all who wants freedom that they should come to Him that in Him lies liberty.
Harilina Poe's comment on 2011-07-07 14:30:30:
God's word remains true and faithful because he is there all we have to do is come to him and he said he will give you rest for your souls. When all else fails try Jesus it works for me it will work for you.
Don Sunil Munasinghe's comment on 2011-04-17 23:08:14:
I always use to meditate this word,and gave me a full hope for my life.
Ben Weaver's comment on 2011-02-20 19:05:18:
Wonderful promise of our Lord. Laboring and being heavy laden indicates, the Yoke that the fathers were not able to bear (Acts 15:10). The law of commandments; "He that doeth those things shall live by them" (Rom. 10:5). No one was able. We still have people saying that being a christian is not easy, its hard, but Jesus says "My yoke is easy", and our souls can rest if we come His way. Trying hard to live our lives for Him, by will power may be missing the point. Heb. 4:10 says "He that is entered into His rest has also ceased from his own works". The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, has made me free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2). Maybe we should labour to enter into the rest Jesus has completly provided for us and stop trying to fight the devil ourselves, which dosn't work. Let's believe His promises, receive and actively claim them. We can now tell the devil that we are under the blood and Jesus already defeated him, so he must leave now. Our soul can rest in peace like Jesus promised. It works for me.
Alo's comment on 2011-01-11 06:29:52:
It's true!!!!! That's why to all who cannot resist and tired of the burdens they carry in their life trust in God read this bible verse and you will be enlightened, your faith will go stronger, your hope will be much, because you know (when you read this verse) that you have a price in heaven and your effort carrying hardships will be worth it because in heaven God will give you rest.
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