Today is May 22, 2019

Verse of the Day — Matthew 11:30

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.


When life feels too heavy, something is wrong spiritually.


God promises that when we do things in His strength, we will find “rest for our souls.”

“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. —Matthew 11:29

Jesus carried the weight of the world on His shoulders, all the way to the Cross. He can certainly carry the burdens that are weighing you down.

Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. —1 Peter 5:7

Weariness comes from trying to carry burdens you were never meant to carry.

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. —Matthew 11:28


Dear Compass,

If Satan asked forgiveness from the Lord, would the Lord forgive him and even bring him back into the Kingdom of Heaven?


NO. Two reasons.

  1. It is written by God (and WILL come true):

    And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. —Revelation 20:10
  2. The devil is an angel (Ezekiel 28:14) and Jesus came to redeem mankind (not angels); therefore Satan’s sins were not paid for on the Cross.

    You were the anointed cherub who covers,
    And I placed you there.
    You were on the holy mountain of God;
    You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.
    —Ezekiel 28:14

    . . . there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved —Acts 4:12
         See also John 17:2, Titus 3:4.


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