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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Y is for Yoke

“Come unto me, all ye that
labour and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest.
“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.
“For my yoke is easy, and my
burden is light.”
~Matthew 11:28–30

Definition: A device put around the necks of animals or men to harness them together. The yoke of Christ is a symbol for discipleship, whereas the yoke of bondage is a symbol for oppression.

My yoke is easy, and my burden is light: ~Matt. 11:29–30;
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: ~2 Cor. 6:14;
Be not entangled with the yoke of bondage: ~Gal. 5:1;
Neither do we desire to bring any one to the yoke of bondage: ~Alma 44:2;
The sufferings of the saints is an iron yoke, a strong band, and the chains of hell: ~D&C 123:1–3, 7–8;

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What We Can Learn

Designed to carry burdens.
Why drag the heavy weight of sin
around? (see Isaiah 5:18). When
we repent and come unto the
Savior, He takes that burden away
and gives us peace and healing.
Intended to help get work done.
With the Lord’s yoke, we can help
do His work (see Moses 1:39), and
He will work with us (see Jacob
5:72). It’s still work, but in it we
find rest to our souls.
Custom fitted. It’s His yoke we
take upon us—the one best suited
for us, because His ways help
us live in harmony with our true
nature, “the nature of happiness”
(Alma 41:11), and because the
Savior knows us and can succor us
individually (see Alma 7:12).


My spiritual knowledge needs some boosting so I've decided to learn about gospel principles or thereabouts. Thus, this is my theme for this year's A-to-Z Challenge. ~Find out more about this challenge, here.


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