posted Nov 1, 2014, 12:41 PM by Dale Barnes   [ updated Nov 8, 2014, 11:53 AM ]

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matt.11:28-30 NIV)

Here is the great key of the Christian life; a meek and humble heart!  He did not try to exalt himself and make a name for himself. yet, he gained a name that is above every name.  He did not try to raise an army to overthrow the cruel Roman rule of that day.  He humbled himself before his Father, and sought to know and do God’s will.  One of his last words on the cross was “It is finished!”

You see this attitude all through his life.  We see him, at the age of 12 years, listening and asking questions in the temple.  He knew at this time, who he was, and was content to wait and prepare himself for his calling. He was submissive to his earthly parents. In this , He was submissive to God. (Luke 2:41-52)  

In his three years of earthly ministry, his powerful ministry never “went his head.”  He was always doing those things that pleased God, following the lead of his Father.  Trusting the love and faithfulness of God, He had not a heart to “show off,” though there was plenty of opportunity. (Jn.5:19-20, 7:2-9, 14;31)

During the terrible unjust treatment of his crucifixion, he never wavered in doing God’s will.

This meek and humble spirit was so evident.  He was beaten, crucified and mocked.  Yet, he finished the work God gave him to do.  He asked God to forgive his enemies.  Come and learn from me, Jesus said.  Come and learn from Christ. He is our perfect example.