Musing Through Matthew-Legalism At It’s Best

Let us muse again today from Matthew 12:1-2 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for today we find legalism at it’s best. The Pharisees attack the Lord because His disciples plucked ears of corn on the sabbath because they were hungry. This accounted for  reaping and rubbing the grain from the cob was seen as threshing which were both violation of Jewish law. Why didn’t these Pharisees give to these hungry men food to eat? I wonder if the Pharisee had not broken a greater law by setting a watch on the Sabbath to see if there were any violators. I fear we embarrass Jesus much when we put people under the microscope of our own beliefs. Lord deliver me from this.

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Musing Through Matthew-Lessons In Rest

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:29-30 and the theme of Jesus the king.In our text today we find the lessons of rest. In our verse yesterday we found rest by faith in Jesus today we find rest in obedience to Jesus. We are to take His yoke upon us.  I realize many think that this is a two yoke hook up. Jesus an I pull 50-50 but that is wrong.In entering into this rest we find only one hook up.If you’re going to pull our Lord will watch the mess you make, or you can watch Him carry all the load. In this yoke of His we will learn much about the meek and lowly one. One who is all-powerful but it is a controlled power. We will find another rest in verse 30 for our souls. The words easy yoke and light burden are our words for recreation or vacation. When we enter into the second phase of  this rest in our darkest hour when yoked with Him it will seem like a time of vacation.

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Musing Through Matthew-First Call To Rest

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:28 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our verse for today we find a thought on the first call to rest. I noticed the call is to all come Unto me. The me here is Jesus speaking. The call is to everyone here but we know from experience everyone does not heed the call because they don’t have ears to hear the call.If one hears he will know that he is laboring and heavy laden.This describes one bogged down and lost in sin. When that divine effectual call comes it will give ears to hear and a heart to obey. In answering this call our Lord will grant rest.This speaks of the  eternal unending tranquility and peace. I bless the day I heard and came oh what rest I found in Him.

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Musing Through Matthew-Mystery Of Knowing Jesus

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:27 and the theme of Jesus the king.In our study for today we find truth on the mystery of knowing Jesus. We find that the Father has put the controls of all things into the hands of the Son. I find there is an intimate oneness between the Father and Son beyond our human understanding. The only way one can know the Father is if the Son reveals the Father to us. The word reveal means to take the cover off that which has been concealed or hidden so that one can see it clearly. In this text there are some great mysteries that some want to deny let us enjoy today what we cannot explain with our human reason.l

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Musing Through Matthew-The ChoicesOf The Father

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:25-26 and the theme of Jesus the King. In the text for today we see the choices of the Father. Jesus while pondering the choice of the Father erupts into I thank Thee. We are told that the author of the choices is the Lord of heaven and earth. It sounds to me like He is the Soverign over it all. I see in the Father’s choices He hides it from Some and reveals it to others. In verse 26 I find the bases of His choice is the will of pleasing Himself.The people of His choice amazes me. He hides it from the wise and prudent because they are in the darkness of their own created light.. He reveals it to Babes which are those who cling, cry, crave, and cuddle. Lord let me be one of those babes who trust you with all my being.

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Musing Through Matthew-Rejection Of Light

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:24 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for study today we find truth about the rejection of light. Our Lord tells us the judgment upon Sodom will be less then the nations that have rejected the light. The text says, but I say unto you, these are the words of Jesus the one who shall be giving out the judgment in the last days.

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Musing through Matthew-Works in Jesus hometown

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:23 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for today we see the Lord speak of the works done in His town.If the works had been done in Sodom that were done in Capernaum they would have repented. Capernaum after all they had seen  of miracles and messages heard from the lips of Jesus were gospel harden. I wonder were America ranks on the list of greater judgment because of hardened hearts to the gospel message?

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