SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 11:16-30
This generation is like children, Jesus says.
Jesus denouced cities (Korazin, Capernaum, and Bethsaida) he has performed miracles in because they did not repent. Tyre, Sodom, and Sidon will be better off on the day of judgment than them.
Jesus praises God for revealing himself to the little children. No one knows God except the Son and those whom the Son chooses to reveal to him.
Jesus calls those who are weary and burdened to come to him and he will give them rest. Learn from him who has an easy yoke and a light burden.
BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 12, Day 3: Matthew 11:16-30
6a) Those who witnessed his miracles but did not repent.
b) If you don’t repent and accept Jesus, you will not receive eternal life.
7) “Because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children” for God’s pleasure.
8a) Jesus calls those who are weary and burdened to come to him and he will give them rest. Learn from him who has an easy yoke and a light burden.
b) He carries them for us, forgives our sins, and allows us freedom to live.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 12, Day 3: Matthew 11:16-30
One of Jesus’s most famous quotes as he offers rest to those who are weary and burdened, as most of us are at some point in our lives. Learn from Jesus to be less weary and less burdened.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 12, Day 3: Matthew 11:16-30
Many people will criticize just to criticize, as they did Jesus and John for nothing at all they did. Wisdom is proved by actions.
It is worse to know about Jesus and still reject him than to not know about Jesus and reject him. There is a greater responsibility with knowledge.
Here we learn that there are different degrees of accountability based on what you know and what you choose to do with that knowledge. (Matthew 12:41; 23:13; Luke 12:47-48), (Romans 1:20-2:16)
The cities Jesus mentions (Korazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum John 21:25🙂 all faced judgment. We are not told what happened here as we do not have all the details of Jesus’s life (what we could learn if we could!).
Note that the Father can only be known through the Son.
Jesus invites us to come to him, not go. We are to come as disciples, ready to learn how to live and now just receive grace, mercy, and forgiveness.
In ancient times, the yoke was what tied oxen together to do work. It was a symbol of a burden or obligation. The ancient Jews used this as a symbol of a yoke of the law, command, faith, repentance, and more. Jesus’s yoke is nothing in comparision.
Jesus is gentle and lowly and offers us rest. Jesus walks with us and bears burdens with us. He is our leader and mentor. Life is still hard, but with Jesus, he carries the hardships with us and for us.
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