What kind of Christian are you 3
'My yoke is easy and my burden is light.' Matthew 11:30 NKJV
Jesus said, '[The Pharisees] tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders' (Matthew 23:4 NIV). They imposed rules that people couldn't keep, and on the rare occasion when they could keep them it brought them no joy.Stephen Mosley writes: 'Our morality calls out rather feebly. It whines from the corner of a sanctuary; it awkwardly interrupts pleasures; it mumbles excuses at parties; it shuffles along out of step and slightly behind the times...It's often regarded by our secular contemporaries as a narrow, even trivial, pursuit...Tragically, conventional religious goodness manages to be both intimidating and unchallenging at the same time. Intimidating - because it may involve 101 different rules about so-called spirituality. Unchallenging - because we may exhaust ourselves trying to keep all these rules, yet never experience the true joy Jesus offers. That's why people inside the church so often get weary. Conforming to such a religion is simply not a rewarding enough experience to fill the void in our hearts.'Have you grown weary of pursuing spiritual growth? Could it be you've been pursuing the wrong thing, or going at it the wrong way? If so, consider these words of Jesus: 'Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light' (Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV).
Soulfood: 1 Ki 1-2, Luke 10:38-42, Ps 33:13-22, Prov 5:15-20