The Meek and Lowly
Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

One: —


1. Meek as opposed to ferocity of spirit manifested by the zealots and bigots.

2. There is a sternness which cannot be condemned.

3. It is meek in heart.


1. He is willing to receive the poorest sinner.

2. This lowliness leads Him to receive the most ignorant.

(C. H. Spurgeon.)

I. It is something for the Christian to ENJOY — "Rest."

1. Rest from legal servitude.

2. From wrathful apprehensions.

3. From carnal pursuits.

4. From earthly anxiety.

5. From terrific forebodings.

II. Something to BEAR — "Yoke."

1. Subjection to the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5).

2. Resignation to the will of Christ.Why called a yoke?

1. Because it opposes our corrupt nature.

2. Because it opposes the maxims of the world.

3. Because it is repugnant to the schemes of men.

III. Something which the Christian is to be TAUGHT — "Learn of Me."

1. Meekness.

2. Humility.Christ teaches:

1. By His Spirit.

2. By His Word.

3. By His example.

(The Pulpit.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: 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.

WEB: Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.

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