I remember Dad takin' me fishin' when I was little.
We got home, and he said, "Now.  Let's CLEAN 'em."

I watched as he showed me how to scale the bream, then cut off their heads and clean out the gut.

I said, "That's NASTY!"

Dad said, "Son, you have a LOT MORE to learn about fishin'!" 

Matt 11:28-30
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest.
29 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.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


You can study in the Bible about Jesus all your life, and there's a
LOT MORE to learn!

The Bible is only 66 little books.
After 59 years of study, you'd think I'd know ALL of it.
But I don't.
And I'm still learning NEW things everyday!

For instance, let's look at the passage of Scripture above.
First, Jesus calls to we who "labor and are burdened."
We labor daily in sin.
It is a burden of which we cannot rid ourselves.

Secondly, Jesus tells us that if we come to Him, we will find "rest."
The only way we can ever find "rest" from sin is to surrender to Jesus.

Thirdly, Jesus tells us that we should "take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me."

The yoke symbolized a school which a rabbi taught.
If we surrender to Jesus, we should enroll in His school.

Fourthly, Jesus tells us that He is "meek and lowly in heart."
Jesus is humble, tender, loving, and kind.
When we learn of Him, and learn more about Him, we "find rest"
for our soul's burden of sin.

But fifth, Jesus tells us that His "yoke is easy," and His "burden is light."
To enroll in His school is easy!
And the burden of servanthood is so much lighter when our Lord
helps us carry it by His constant presence!

It's easy to enroll in Jesus' school.
There are no forms to fill out and no dues to be paid.
Just surrender to Jesus as LORD, and allow Him to become your
Master and teach you.

The burden of servantship to Jesus is light!
Just set aside 30 minutes to an hour for prayer and Bible study
every day.
And as you learn, apply what you learn to your life.
You will find rest from the burden of sin by following what the
Lord teaches.

And no matter how long you stay "in school," remember, you
STILL have a lot to learn!

And, I don't know about you, but I look forward to

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce