"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation January 31

“… learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart …” ~ Matthew 11:29
Jesus always took plenty of time to point things out to us in a way we can all understand. At times I [Eugenia Price, the author] have rebelled at the simplicity of His teachings. The part of me that wants to cry out as did old Augustine, “Save me, Lord, but not yet.” Still wishes now and then I could plead confusion, or wonder just what He meant. But on the basic issues of daily obedience, the Lord Jesus leaves no room for the use of this satanic loophole. He simply says what He means in the fewest possible words. And tucked within the many-faceted depths of the last three verses of the eleventh chapter of Matthew, is a gleaming “clear stone.” We most often think of His gracious invitation to “Come unto me.” Or we think with joy that with Him the “burden will be light.” But tap those “clear stones” lightly in just the right place and bend closer to look into the secret of how to acquire the “rest” and that “light burden.” “… Learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart …” The only reason Jesus gives for telling us to learn of Him is that He is meek and lowly in heart. Oh, so wisely, he placed the sharp edge of the open secret within the framework of His open invitation to rest when you’re weary for any reason. We all are weary at times. Jesus knew this would catch the eye of us all. It catches the heart forever of those who let His words “cut” right through to the cause of our weariness: pride, arrogance, self-satisfaction … worse yet, self-pity. He wants to give rest to everyone in the world. But the way to enter into that rest is by the way of meekness. The really meek person does not have to be proven right. He is willing to be made right.
“The MEEK will he guide in judgment: and the MEEK will he teach his way.”

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