09 December 2012

Finding rest in his Love

"It is a yoke that is lined with love" As i read this from the commentary on Hillary's post tonight, i was reminded of what it says in 1 John 3:18--"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." This verse reminds us that we should love with not only our words but also our actions towards others. So when we put on his yoke that is lined with love it helps us to do as Matthew 11:28-30 says, carry each others burdens and come to him when we are weak.   In coming to him daily we will find rest for souls, our time with God should be a shelter from the storms in our lives, a quiet place to gaze upon his beauty and the love that he has for us.  His love is the shelter from the storm. It's what holds us together in times of heartache, it sustains us so that we may find rest.

Here's an exert from the commentary on 1 John 3:18-19

"My little children (my dear children in Christ), let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth, 1 John 3:18. Compliments and flatteries become not Christians; but the sincere expressions of sacred affection, and the services or labours of love, do. Then,
V. This love will evince our sincerity in religion, and give us hope towards God: And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him, 1 John 3:19. It is a great happiness to be assured of our integrity in religion. Those that are so assured may have holy boldness or confidence towards God; they may appeal to him from the censures and condemnation of the world. The way to arrive at the knowledge of our own truth and uprightness in Christianity, and to secure our inward peace, is to abound in love and in the works of love towards the Christian brethren."

So you see, that is where we find our rest in God's yoke lined  with love.


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