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28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Come to Me,
Jesus extended an invitation to those with burdens to receive “rest” from Him as a response to revelation in Him. This invitation is universal. Coming to Christ is trust in His person and message. Jesus is the object of faith; salvation relates to both Jesus’ person and work.
all you who labor and are heavy laden,
Those weighted with sin need to come to Christ. Legalistic religion makes religion a heavy burden to bear.
and I [emphatic] will give you rest.
Rest is a gift—a gift of salvation. We do not merit or earn the rest of salvation; it is a gift from the Son. There is rest of soul in knowing that we are right with God. The idea of rest is calmness, comfort, and refreshing. Rest is relief from pressure. Literally, the word “rest” is rest from above.
Salvation is free of charge.
The beauty of Christ is that He offers His salvation free of charge. We do not have to go through religious hoops or do a religious Saint Vitus’ Dance to obtain salvation.
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness… Ro 4:5
And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. Ro 11:6
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9not of works, lest anyone should boast. Eph 2:8-9
Have you accepted the message of Christ as salvation without works? The only work that was necessary was the work of the death of Jesus for our sins. If we place trust in that, we can rest in eternal salvation.