"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" (Galatians 3:1)

Leslie M John

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)

Jews groaned over ceremonial laws and traditions (cf. Acts 15:10). Lord Jesus tells them to come to Him and to embrace His teachings. He was addressing ruined sinners burdened with consciousness of their transgressions. He calls them to come to Him and trust Him for salvation.

There is redemption for everyone who confess their sins to Him, confess that He is the Lord and believes in heart that God raised Him from the dead.

Everyone, who feels burdened with a situation beyond one’s capacity to handle it, will find rest in the Lord, when He takes care of it. All that one has to do is to surrender his problems to God and obey His instructions.

A case in point from Old Testament is of Joseph, who, although struggled many years of his early life, yet in God’s time he became a ruler in Egypt.

From his turbulent days to his exalted positon Joseph witnessed God’s immense care and providence for not only his life, but all of his brothers and father (his mother died at Hebron [Gen.23:2] before his father and children entered Egypt).

Joseph was sold into Egypt by his brothers as they envied his interpretations of dreams which foretold that they all will serve him. He faced what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles in his life.  He was put in jail on false charges of molesting Potiphar’s wife, while the fact was that she enticed him into sin, but he, being righteous and a follower of God, ran from it (Gen. 39:7-20).

God was with Joseph and helped him to become ruler over the entire Egypt (Gen.41:39-43).

“And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt”.  (Genesis 41:43)

“And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt”. (Genesis 41:44)


“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings” (Hebrews 2:10)

This book presents sublime theme of man’s redemption from sin and everlasting life. Man rebelled against God by transgressing His command. The only way available for reconciling man with God was by the substitutionary death of the Lord Jesus Christ and by His resurrection. Whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life.