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Matthew 11:28-30

To gain most from my comments, the reader should familiarize oneself with this text. Read it thru several times. Today we concern ourselves with the invitation aspect of the text.

"Come unto me," shows:

(1) a verbatim: "come".

(2) a departure from the old path: "unto me". Jesus is offering the invitation. "Unto me" shows Jesus is offering the invitation. "Unto" also infers a departure from the old ways to a new direction.

(3)"ME" is a strong word. Jesus is God manifest in the flesh, I Timothy 3:16.

(4) the three words indicate a change of direction - - - leaving one to enter another. The scripture speaks of such being a "new creature" (or creation), 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Much Divine effort has been taken that the speaker may issue such a call, John 3:34. John the Baptist said: "For whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him." John also said: "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36.

The option is clear in the matter of Jesus' call: "Come unto me". Responding to it means life everlastingly - - - neglecting or rejecting it means to face the wrath of God.

Our decision, when Jesus is introduced to us, is a serious matter. It determines everlasting destiny. As God is gracious in offering His Son, as our Saviour, - - - so will He be firm in His dealings with the neglecter or rejecter: "who shall be punished with everlasting destruction, from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power;", 2 Thessalonians 1:9. Hear and heed while the opportunity is at hand. DDH

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