Matthew 11:29 ” 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.”

In the Old Testament a yoke symbolized submission & slavery. When the Law was first given by God it was a good gift to His people…but man turned it into an unbearable & unreachable burden. And when the Law was understood as a way of earning salvation, it became a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) In contrast, the yoke of Jesus, while demanding, is easy because it’s from One who is meek & lowly in heart. For when we take His yoke upon us, we will walk in perfect rhythm with Him, following in His steps. (I Peter 2:21) And because Jesus fulfilled the Law’s requirements perfectly… He can provide true rest for our souls, or as Psalm 116:7 says, “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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