It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 None of us likes the idea of being yoked to anyone or anything; it repels. The thought conjures up … Continue reading The Deliverer
I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you to upright. Leviticus 26:13 When ‘yoke’ is used, especially in … Continue reading The Yoke of Slavery
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin. Romans 4:7-8 Every person is born with a sense of shame because of Adam and Eve’s sin. We know … Continue reading The Yoke of Shame
So this is what the sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be shaken. Isaiah 28:16 Unbelief leads to despair but faith leads to hope. If … Continue reading The Yoke of Unbelief
They tie up heavy, burdensome loads and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them. Mattthew 23:4 The first kind of yoke that keeps God’s children in bondage is, 1.) The religious yoke. Jesus came down hard on the … Continue reading The Yoke of Religion
Jesus said, “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 lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my … Continue reading I’ll Wear One But Which One?
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, … Continue reading Yokes of Bondage and the Yoke of Freedom