Paul N. F. (28 May 2017)


By A. W. Tozer

Take my yoke upon you . . . For my yoke is easy, and my
burden is light.
  Matthew 11:29-30

    I feel great sorrow for those who read the Sermon on
the Mount and then conclude that Jesus was providing a
word picture of men and women comprising the human
race. In this world,  we  find  nothing approaching  the
virtues of which Jesus spoke in the Beatitudes.

    Instead of poverty of spirit, we find the rankest kind of
pride. Instead of mourners, we find pleasure seekers.
Instead  of  meekness,  we  find  only  arrogance,  and
instead  of hunger  after  righteousness,  we  hear  men
saying, "I am rich and increased with goods and have
need of nothing!"

    Instead of mercy, we find cruelty. Instead of purity of
heart,  we  encounter  corrupt  imaginings.  Instead  of
peacemakers, we find men quarrelsome and resentful,
fighting back with every weapon at their command.

    Jesus said He came to release us from our sad heritage
of sin. Blessed is the sinner who finds that Christ's words
are the Truth itself; that He is the Blessed One who came
from above to confer blessedness upon mankind!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.