Romans 1:28-29 – The Burden of Christ

Romans 1:28-29
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

-If we choose to be empty of the things of God, the Bible teaches that we will be filled with all manner of ungodliness and unrighteousness.  The weight of such unrighteousness quickly takes its toll and that is why so many of us live our lives as if we are buried under a terrible weight; because spiritually speaking, we are.  But just as is the case with any other problem we may face, Jesus Christ has the cure.  Hear the Blessed Savior as He calls to the oppressed, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  (Matthew 11:28-30)  How can taking on another’s yoke give us rest?  Because when we are yoked together with the Lord, there is no room left for all of those evils to find their way in and load down our lives.  And while certainly the Lord’s yoke itself is a tremendous burden and one that should be respected, the difference is that Jesus will give us the strength needed to make it seem light and easy. (Philippians 2:13, 4:13)

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