“‘Yes,’ said Jesus, ‘what sorrow also awaits you experts in religious law! For you crush people with unbearable religious demands, and you never lift a finger to ease the burden.’”
Luke 11:46 NLT
The experts of the law added tons of rules with the goal to prevent that the law would be broken. But those restrictions caused a big oppression to the people.
Sometimes we want people to “walk-the-line”, that we create tons of rules that oppress and aggravates the burden instead of ease it. Jesus comes to our life to show God’s love, grace and mercy.
“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.’”
Matthew 11:28-30 NLT
Jesus, thank you that you love me. Thank you that you did not come to us with more rules or heavy religious oppression but with freedom and light burden. Help me to show your mercy, your grace and your love to others around me. In your name I pray.