Category: Yoke of Freedom

The Deliverer

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

The Yoke of Slavery

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

The Yoke of Shame

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

The Yoke of Unbelief

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

The Yoke of Religion

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

I’ll Wear One But Which One?

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?

Yokes of Bondage and the Yoke of Freedom

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