Matthew 11 Devotional Commentary

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Matthew 11:14

At the very end of Malachi we read: "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and turn the hearts of children to their fathers - but if they do not believe, I will come and strike the land with a curse."

Following this final prophesy in Malachi, we have the Gospel of Matthew which opens with read more...

Matthew 11:28

The heavy yoke of bondage to sin is a weighty burden we all have to carry on the treadmill of life, which causes physical weariness, spiritual fatigue, and emotional exhaustion. But Christ’s invitation to "COME - Come to Me all you who labour and are heavy laden," brings rest to the weary, comfort for the hurting, solace to the heavily laden, and rest for the soul.

Although this gracious invitation to 'come' in the

Matthew 11:29

These beautiful words follow Christ's severe denunciation of certain cities in Israel who had collectively rejected their Messiah. But we who have believed on His Word and have become God's children by grace through faith, have received eternal truths that are hidden from those that are wise in their own conceit, but revealed to us who trust Christ.

Jesus lived as a man in the way that God desires all His children to live - in read more...

Matthew 11:30

The opposition to Jesus Christ increased over the years, but the imprisonment of John the Baptist seemed to be a turning point in His ministry: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear," were words of warning that were spoken at this time... and soon the prophecy of Isaiah would be fulfilled, when Jesus started to teach His disciples in parables, "that having eyes they do not see and having ears they will not hear."