Have You Found Rest

 
 

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

During special meetings in Pennsylvania, we went to a small country Sunday School for a Sunday morning service. We sat in the adult class taught by the Sunday School superintendent. Ten minutes before time to close he ran out of ammunition, so he just stopped—and we waited in 10 minutes of silence that seemed like an hour.

That night he came to our meeting in town. I preached about how people can be religious but lost. He came into the prayer room and accepted Christ. As he was leaving, he shook my hand, smiled, and said, “Paul, the next time you sit in my class, I’ll have something to talk about!”

Six years later I saw him again, still rejoicing in salvation.

The Sunday School superintendent was religious—but lost. Why? Because he had never come to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Friend, are you saved? Have you come to the Lord Jesus and trusted Him for salvation? It is possible to come to the church, to the communion table or the baptistry without being saved. You must come to the Lord Jesus. He is a PERSON who saves. Without HIM you have no hope.

 

The Judge Speaks
It is the Judge of all mankind who calls you to come to Him. In Matthew 11:20-24 we find Him pronouncing judgments upon three cities of Palestine. When the Judge speaks, you’d better pay attention. He wants to save you now. If you come to Him now, He, the Judge, will save you from the terrors of that fearful day when lost, condemned sinners stand before Him in judgment. In that hour it will be too late to be saved.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).

 

The Son of God
Note also, it is the Son of God who speaks. (See John 5:25-27.) That means He is able to make good on His promises.

 

A Simple Invitation
“Come unto Me.” What could be easier?

What does it mean to “come”? It means to trust Him, to receive Him, to take Him, to depend upon Him for salvation.

Remember, the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Judge of all mankind. He is the risen Man, alive from the dead, exalted at God’s right hand. Therefore, there is only one decent way to come to Him, and that is in humble submission.

How would you come to a king? Would you enter into his presence in a flippant manner? No, you would approach him with all the dignity and respect that his throne demands.

Anyone Can Come, “Come” – Not “Don’t”, A Satisfying Invitation, A Serious Invitation

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