Christians Can Bear Everything

"My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."
MATTHEW 11:30
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Christians Can Bear Everything
Whatever there is of cross or suffering to be borne later on is easily sustained. The yoke that Christ lays upon us is sweet, and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30). When sin has been forgiven and the conscience has been liberated from the burden and the sting of sin, then a Christian can bear everything easily. Because everything within is sweet and pleasant, he willingly does and suffers everything. But when a man goes along in his own righteousness, then whatever he does and suffers is painful and tedious for him, because he is doing it unwillingly.

From Lectures on Galatians (1535) (Luther's Works 26:133)
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