Daily Devotional for Saturday November 18, 2017


Matthew 11:29 (NASB) Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


As I sat on the bench in front of the fire house and watched a wonderful sight. The school bus arrived to drop off children from school and out came a little boy and girl. They seemed to be related as the little boy was holding the hand of the girl. Then it happened. The little boy stopped her and took her backpack and put it on his free shoulder. They began to walk the rest of the way down the street. Today's verse speaks of putting the yoke of Christ on and learning from Him for He is gentle and humble in heart. I'm not sure why the little boy took her backpack, but as they walked the rest of the way home, she skipped as he carried her bag. Taking on the yoke of Christ is just like that little boy who lent a helping hand to someone who could use a little rest along the way. It will free them up to enjoy a moment or two in this crazy thing called life. Jesus took our burdens to the cross, the least we could do is take His yoke upon us in the form of loving someone who needs a little help. We all know someone who could use a hand. Are you willing to humble yourself to lend one? 


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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