Great Plains Daily Devotional for 7/10/2023: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Today please be in prayer for

Moundridge UMC
Newton First UMC
Hutchinson District
Newton Salem UMC
Hutchinson District
Newton Trinity Heights UMC
Hutchinson District
Hutchinson Faith UMC
Nickerson UMC
Hutchinson District

Today's Lectionary Text

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,

‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
    we wailed, and you did not mourn.’

“For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” ...

At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Today's Devotional

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  • What might it look like to be in relationship to make disciples? What area of your life do you need to work on being in relationship? (i.e. church, work, home, community, leisure, etc.)
  • What might it mean to come to Jesus and find rest? (Matthew 11:28-30) What kind of rest is Jesus offering? How is this like and not like a day at the spa? Or a nap? Jesus offers a yoke that is easy and a burden that is light. How might this contrast with the burdens we often carry in life?
  •  How might we apply Jesus’ invitation to rest in our daily lives? What does it mean to surrender our burdens to Jesus? How might we find true rest in him? How might you develop a personal relationship with Jesus? Which of the following would you like to work on this week?


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