Text:“And Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” - Matthew 11:29.
The yoke is a symbol of subjection and servitude. (Compare 1 Kings 12:4) But the yoke of Christ, that is, what we are required to do by way of service to him is not burdensome. He is not a hard task master. (1 John 5:3; Proverbs 3:17) Our Saviour gave us many examples to follow. He had said “It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord…” (Matthew 10:25; 1 Peter 2:21) He taught us not to follow traditions that conflict with the word of God; to love God and our neighbour without reserve; to be generous without looking for returns; that we should judge people by their heart condition and not by the size of their bank accounts. To be inheritors of the rest Christ spoke of – relative peace in this world and everlasting life in God's Kingdom fully set up - we must cultivate Christ-like qualities of humility and meekness. He made it clear that except his disciples learn to be like little children, they shall not enter the kingdom of God. (Matthew 18:3, 4) The people of God should be teachable, ready to learn the truth and unlearn sinful practices. Moreover, when one errs he should be sorry for his sins and readily repent and not do so again. – John 8:31,32; Luke 17:3,4.John 8:1-11.