The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Receive this yoke...

“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30)

Jesus has two kinds of yokes: a learned yoke and a received yoke. The learned yoke is the yoke of discipline which leads us to resting in his wisdom. The received yoke is the yoke that is entered into with the full knowledge that we are not bearing the yoke alone. A shared yoke means that it is easy to pull the load making the weight of the burden light. The reason many followers of Jesus are weary is because they think they are alone carrying the load of the Good News to the world. The attitude of “It’s me and me alone against the world,” is contrary to the way of Jesus who invites us to enter into his yoke. – Ron Friesen 

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