Matthew 11-12

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (11:28).  The religious leaders of Jesus’ day knew the Old Testament, but their efforts to obey the Law became a heavy burden (12:2, 12:10).   Jesus brought real, demonstrable life in himself (11:4), and the humble understood and received him, like little children (11:25).  Compared to trying to save themselves or please an idol, Jesus’ way was “easy” and “light” (v29).  

“You will find rest for your souls” (11:28).  There is only one way to find the deep, lasting peace our souls crave: to admit our failures and fully embrace what our Savior has done for us.