Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness, Isaiah 58:9
In the beginning of this Chapter, the people are doing all the religious practices and customs they can think of to get God to answer them. They believe their religion will make them holy and bring them salvation. However God answers them and asks them why do they act all religious yet ignore the poor and needy?
God wants to know why we call ourselves holy when we don’t act holy? Do you think God doesn’t know you are a hypocrite? How do you break this yoke of sin that hangs around our necks? How do we enter into Gods rest?
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “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. Matthew 11:28-29
Come to Jesus Christ, he is our rest! You tried to enter rest by your own religious works but you always fail. However Christ never fails because he has already overcome! However notice Jesus says “Take My Yoke Upon You”
Your Yoke of sin and death will be abolished, while Christs Yoke is total surrender and sacrifice to him! Deny Yourself, Carry Your Cross, and Follow Jesus, then you can truly enter into Rest! Amen!