Monday, December 28, 2009

Today's Daily Devotional

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

04/20/09 Are you burdened? The implication here is legalism, meaningless rituals. “Phortizo” means, to metaphorically load one with a burden of rites and unwarranted precepts. Luke 11:46 uses this word as well, talking about the reprimand by Jesus of one of the teachers of the law when Christ told him that the teachers of the law weigh men down with hard to bear burdens and don’t apply those same burdens to themselves! When you feel burdened by unnecessary rules and regulations in practicing your faith, take it to the Lord. I recently had to do this when a respected member of my church made some very legalistic comments about how events in a church should be treated differently than events involving the same group of people in a home or other venue. Do what I did. Take your burden to Jesus!

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