(corresponds to Follow Me workbook: Unit 5, lessons 4,5,6 and Unit 6, lesson 1)
Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure. All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Jesus says “Come to Me and I will give you rest.” “Come” is equivalent to trusting Him, to believing in Him, to have faith in Him. There is no work in coming to Jesus! You just take a step of faith to Him. God the Father saves by His sovreign grace and individuals act in response to the invitation to salvation. This is all summed up in Matthew 11:25-30.