Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
God’s invitation is always to come. Throughout the Scriptures, God has invited people to come to Him. To think that the God of the universe would want wretched people to come to Him is humbling and amazing. God’s invitation does nothing for Him other than it allows Him to communicate with us. There is nothing that you can offer God when He invites you to come. The fact is, God’s invitation for us to come to Him is for our benefit, not His. Yes, God wants to have fellowship with His creation, but let’s face it, we don't have anything that He needs other than us. The fact that the only thing that God wants is you when He invites you to come only shows the magnitude of His love for you. For what is God’s invitation to come and do? Let me show you several things that the verses above show for which He wants you to come.
First, God wants you to come and forsake all. Notice the verses above say, “Come unto me…” When you are coming to Christ, you are leaving everything and everyone else for Him. This is what God wants! God is a jealous God, and He wants you all for Himself. God does not want to share you with someone else; rather, He wants you to forsake everything and everyone else for Him. God wants you to leave your whims and desires of life and make Him your sole desire in life. God wants you to forsake your ways so that you can walk in His way.
Second, God wants you to come and cast your care upon Him. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” God wants you to come to Him so that He can care for your needs. God wants your worries, anxieties, and troubles so that He can care for them. God cares enough for you that He doesn't want you to have to suffer with the problems of life that life has brought your way. The only reason the troubles of life are troubling you is because you have yet to cast them upon God to let Him care for them. Life doesn't have to be filled with stress or anxiety if you will come to Him and cast all your cares upon Him. The load you are carrying can be lightened if you will cast your care upon Him.
Third, God wants you to come and take His yoke. In other words, God wants you to lay down the yoke you are carrying for His. The great thing about the yoke of God is that His yoke is easy. In other words, God’s yoke is not hard to figure out. You find out what to do in the yoke with Christ by reading His Word. The greatest part about taking on God’s yoke is that you are not in the yoke alone, but you are in it with Christ. When God says to take His yoke upon you, He is inviting you to get in the yoke that He carries. The reason His yoke is easy is because you are not having to live life alone, but you are living life with God doing the work with you. The fact that you get to serve with God is an honor.
Fourth, God wants you to come and learn of Him. How do we learn of God? We learn of God by laboring with Him in the yoke. You learn the most about people by working with them, and you’ll learn the most about God by laboring with Him in His yoke. The greatest invitation to come other than salvation is the invitation by God to come and take His yoke. Let me assure you that you will never regret accepting this invitation.