Mt 11:29 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. Mt 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Jesus said that He was gentle and His burden was light. Yet many Christians struggle with obedience. Our desires enslave us; Jesus wanted to set us free by the compelling power of love.
Here is a great quote from F.F. Bruce. “The love of Christ is to be the all-compelling power in life. Where love is the compelling power, there is no sense of strain or conflict or bondage in doing what is right: the man or woman who is compelled by Jesus’ love and empowered by his Spirit does the will of God from the heart. For (as Paul could say from experience) “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there the heart is free” (2 Corinthians 3:17).”
 Bruce, F. F. (1977). Paul: Apostle of the free spirit (21). Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster.
Published on Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 4:15 AM CDT