Yoke

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Yoke

“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.” Matthew 11:28-30

(If you) will come to me, (how) who are weary and burdened (then) I will give you rest. When you take the yoke of Christ Jesus what do you get? (If you) take my yoke upon (then you) will learn from me (because) I am gentle and humble and you chose to be yoked to ME (then you find rest and ease of burdens).

Yoked to Christ Jesus you get to learn from HIM and receive rest and relief of burdens. What are you learning? You are learning about HIS character of humility and gentleness. When you put on HIS yoke, the process begins of breaking your pride and arrogance and is replaced with a humble and gentle spirit in you.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me-watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Message Matthew 11:28-30

Humility comes with a broken and contrite spirit. It comes through transparency with God and others. Confession brings healing. The gentleness of God will be shown through you.

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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