Matthew 11:28, 29 - Jesus Teaches How to Be Gentle.

Matthew 11:28, 29 (NIV) "Come to me, all you 
who are weary and burdened, and I will give you 
rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, 
for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you 
will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is 
easy and my burden is light." 


   Learning to be gentle is so important for 
a follower of Christ. Gentleness defuses 
conflict. It disarms critics. Its persuasive. 
Its attractive. It communicates love. 
   Most importantly, gentleness makes you 
more like Jesus. Matthew 11:28-29 says, Come 
to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and 
I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you 
and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in 
heart, and you will find rest for your souls 
   Wait. Does this mean that the stress and 
pressure youre feeling in your life are because 
you are not gentle? Yes. Because the Bible says 
that the more Christ-like you become, the more 
gentle you become and the more at rest you will 
   Do you want to be at peace? Do you want 
to be like Jesus? You cant just walk out 
your door and force yourself to be gentle. You 
cant manufacture gentleness, because inside 
youre still going to be under stress. Its got 
to be an inside job. It has to be the 
fruit of Gods Spirit inside you. 
   I dont know what burden you are 
carrying, but I do know the answer to your stress. 
Jesus wants you to take his yoke upon you. This 
means hes going to bear your burdens with you. 
   And when you let Jesus share your burden, 
you will walk with him in a close relationship. 
You will learn how to be gentler and humbler. He 
will exchange your stress and pressure for his 
rest and peace. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 


Human nature is ever struggling for 
expression, ready for contest; but he who learns of 
Christ is emptied of self, of pride, of love of 
supremacy, and there is silence in the soul. Self is 
yielded to the disposal of the Holy Spirit. Then we 
are not anxious to have the highest place. We 
have no ambition to crowd and elbow ourselves 
into notice; but we feel that our highest place 
is at the feet of our Saviour. We look to 
Jesus, waiting for His hand to lead, listening for 
His voice to guide.... MB14-16 

There are many whose hearts are aching under 
a load of care because they seek to reach the 
world's standard. They have chosen its service, 
accepted its perplexities, adopted its customs. Thus 
their character is marred, and their life made a 
weariness... He bids them seek first the kingdom of God 
and His righteousness, and His promise is that 
all things needful to them for this life shall 
be added... Our heavenly Father has a thousand 
ways to provide for us, of which we know nothing. 
Those who accept the one principle of making the 
service and honor of God supreme will find 
perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their 
feet... DA328-332 


   This past year, my prayer life has taken 
a remarkable turn with profound impact on my 
life. I hope it shows in these pages. 
   I've always prayed. Well, before I knew 
Jesus, I prayed with fervent expectation that God 
heard me, even after my prayers weren't answered 
the way I wanted. Yet, deep in my seeking heart, 
I sometimes glimpsed an answer that was deeper 
than I could fully grasp. That's still true. 
   Since then, I've prayed with good 
outcomes in mind - I thought. I've kept lists in 
journals, using prayer acronyms like ACTS and PRAY. 
I've punctuated prayers with "God willing," more 
or less sincerely. 
   Then, honestly, I'd muster all the 
self-will I could to see my prayer answered the way I 
wanted. Convinced my prayer was good, I fought hard 
to see or act against what was actually 
   It's only recently that I've seen how 
this anxious and misguided method was painful and 
took me out of God's will. Not outright sin, just 
someplace less than the best. Moreover, it was a hard 
way, always fighting against the flow. 
   I wish I knew then what I know now. When 
I truly let go, life is so much better! He can 
truly accomplish things I can't begin to imagine, 
and He does it in remarkable ways that aren't as 
exhausting as my way. 
   Today, praying expectantly is more like 
quiet, submissive curiosity - I no longer force or 
finagle. Faith is really life without scheming. 
Jesus's leading is humble, gentle, and restful. 
Isabella Yosuico 
   Faith Step: Pick one persistent prayer; 
and entrust it to Jesus, letting it go entirely. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2021 Devotional by Guideposts and 

   Many nights Ive had trouble sleeping. 
Even when Im exhausted and desperate for 
sleep. When I cant sleep at night, I start 
tossing and turning, and theres nothing worse 
than looking at the clock and seeing the hours 
roll by. Then I start worrying about how Im 
going to feel the next day without having had 
enough sleep. But this isnt how Jesus means for 
us to live. He longs to give us rest. Jesus 
doesnt want us to worry. He wants us to talk to Him 
about our worries. When we pray, we transfer our 
doubts and fears and worries to the One who can 
take care of them. Jesus is our endless source of 
peace and strength.  
   We need rest physically, emotionally, 
mentally, and spiritually. Sleep deprivation can lead 
to various problems. Psalm 4:8 (NIV) encourages 
us, saying, In peace I will lie down and 
sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in 
safety. Jesus offers us hope, encouragement, peace, 
and safety if we reach out to Him and depend on 
Him. Jesus will give us complete rest for our 
bodies, minds, and souls. Psalms 23:1"2 (KJV) 
reminds us that, The Lord is my shepherd; I shall 
not want. He maketh me to lie down in green 
pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  
   Now when I lie down each night, I pray. 
Sometimes I am so relaxed when talking to Jesus I fall 
asleep. But what better way to fall asleep than 
talking to the One who loves you? by Katie Minter 
   Faith Step: Pray when you climb into bed 
tonight, giving Jesus your burdens. He will give you 
peace and rest. [Mornings With Jesus 2020 
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


Matthew 11:29 - Humble and Gentle Jesus.


Matthew 11:28-30 - Come to Christ and Find 
Real Rest! 


Matthew 5:5: - Blessed Are The Meek, Gentle 
Or Is It The Humble? 


Galatians 5:22, 23 - The Fruit of the Spirit.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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