A Short Study of Matthew 11:29
“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.”
The salvation of a sinner required that the most High Himself (Christ) be brought to the point of being the most low.
From the height of all glory, the precious Son became a man.
What an act of condescension was displayed in the Word becoming flesh.
The very fact that God would become a man would appear to be the greatest of all humility, but THIS man, who in his own right, would deserve all honor among men, even condescended to make of himself no reputation.
The meat (food of His will) of this man was to glorify his Father which was in heaven.
He manifested the name of the Father unto all those that the Father had given Him out of the world (John 17:6).
This One who is the brightness of the Father, who took upon Himself the form of sinful flesh, and made Himself of no reputation, even made Himself to be brought to the lowest point of being rejected of His Father.
In this final act of condescension, the apple of the Father’s eye, made Himself to be sin.
The spotless Lamb took upon Himself the guilt of all those that the Father had eternally loved.
In this glorious act of condescension, the debt of all His people was eternally satisfied.
Christ (for the sake of his sheep) suffered the wrath of Divine justice.
This blessed One who is the highest of all, made himself to be the lowest.
This One, who made Himself lowly in heart, is now reigning in heaven, and forever shall He gloriously reign, for God has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
By Marvin Stalnaker