Return to your rest, O my soul. The Lord has dealt bountifully with you. Psalm 116:7

The concept of being yoked to Jesus is often unclear.  And, it can feel like a crude metaphor when it’s compared to the yoke of oxen, or even worse, the yoke of slavery.  Where is the beauty and the appeal?   Why would Jesus often use this illustration when He offers us His yoke?

There are yokes we need to be freed from so we can accept Jesus’ gracious invitation.   Some of them are unsuspecting but they keep us in bondage all the same.   Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  To be yoked to Jesus is to have a companion, burden bearer, and teacher.  It’s a yoke of kindness from which, if we taste it, we’d never want to be free.

We’re all yoked to something or someone and this is the topic of our next series.  I’ll begin on Monday.

1 Comment

  1. Amen. I’ve always wondered what he meant by that. His yoke…why yoke me at all? It may not feel like it but we are all yoked to something and we only realise that when burdens wear us down. Life can be hard but God has been through it for us. I just realised that he is the God that knows us better than we know ourselves. It’s time to trust him with our whole hearts. He knows best.

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