Daily Bread - March 25, 2020 (The Fourth Day - Genesis 1:14-19)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 06:54
Matthew 11:30 - For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

That which measures the balance of any movement may be considered a yoke.
The obligation and servitude to any Master is also a yoke. Yokes are used
to place restraints upon those who bear them. When a yoke is used on an
animal a long cross beam is used to couple any two beasts of burden
together so that they will move as one. Jesus invites us to come and be
yoked together with Him under His restrains and servitude to God both in
His nature and ministry.

The only yoke we should desire is the yoke of servitude to God, that Christ
Jesus, Himself, wore. It is a yoke that measures our lives in the balance
of God's judgment and a yoke that restrains us to walk as He walks. Being
yoked together with Jesus places us under the restraints of doing only what
the Father wills. God desires us to function in His faith and to fully
represent His government. We have been commissioned to preach the Gospel of
the Kingdom with all power and authority; but as long as we live under the
yoke of human ability, we will only accomplish what mere men can do.

The yoke of men is heavy, and the work is vain; but the servitude we have
been called to in Christ Jesus yields a reward that last forever. To live
our own lives for our self is filled with pain and turmoil both of a weary
body and unfulfilled and meaningless soul. The yoke God would have us bear
in living the life of Christ is easy, and the burden is light --for we find
in Him all that we were meant to be! In this servitude to God, we are not
laboring under the cares of this life depending on the arm of flesh for our
strength; but doing the will of the Father, we are strengthened by God, Who
gives us the ability to do all that He commands. Any challenges and
affliction that we might bear is light, for it is but for a moment and the
reward is an eternal weight in glory (2 Corinthians 4:17; Romans 8:18)! We
must learn to run in the Spirit and find there a great refreshing, for
those who depend on the Lord will never weary or faint (Isaiah 40:31).
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