Matt11.29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
How does the yoke become easy and the burden light?
First the “yoke is easy”; for the unbeliever.
Gal5.1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
When the unbeliever accepts Christ as his Lord and savior, he is freed from the yoke of slavery to sin.
Secondly the “burden is light”; for the believer.
1Pet4.2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.
When the unbeliever and believer realize that they cannot push, pull, or lift the weight of his own will he submits to the will of God. The weight of our own will is heavy; the will of Christ is light.
Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 4:07 AM CDT