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Rest for the Little Ones (11:25-30)
- God Favors the Weak, Not the Arrogant (11:25-26)
- Jesus Alone Reveals the Father (11:27)
- Jesus Offers Rest for the Broken (11:28-30)
Just as Israel was wrongly secure in its status before God vis-a-vis the Gentiles (vv. 20-24), so the wise and powerful failed to recognize that God favored the children, the meek (vv. 25-30). Jesus summons not the mighty or wise to follow him, but the humble laden with heavy burdens (v. 28; compare 23:4), the weary, like Israel in exile, hoping in God alone (Is 40:29-31).
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