Why do you call me
But not do what I say? . . .
Love your enemies?
Do good to those who hate you
Bless those who curse you
Pray for those who mistreat you.
If someone hits you on one cheek
Offer the other too
If someone takes your coat
Let him have your shirt as well.
If someone asks you for something
Give it to him
If someone takes what belongs to you
Don’t demand it back.
Treat other people as you would like them to treat you. …
And you won’t be judged.
And you won’t be condemned.
And you will be forgiven.
And you will receive gifts –
The full measure, compacted, shaken together and overflowing
Will be put right in your lap.
For the measure with which you measure out
Will be used to measure back to you!
-Luke 6:46-47; 27-31; 37-38 (JNT)
In whom will I trust? Is it the liar, thief, murderer or the corrupt? Yeshua asked us to trust Him for His yoke is “easy” and His “burden is light” (Matthew 11:30).
Do you read the Commandments and find them burdensome? Do you consider keeping Shabbat as unnecessary, not in keeping with your plans, or a burden too hard to enjoy in its simplicity of spending time with your family and appreciating the Lord and all His blessings?
Have you actually heard what the Lord has said? He has not said anything that is not applicable to all who call on His name or who claim to trust in Him.
In whom have you trusted?
Come to me
All of you
Who are struggling and burdened
And I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you
And learn from me
Because I am gentle and humble in heart
And you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy
And my burden is light.
The Lord is coming!