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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yoke

My A to Z blogging theme is characters in (people from) the scriptures. Since my blog is a book blog, this theme would fit right in and help me strengthen a weakness at the same. How fantastic is that?!  This challenge is a blessing. Thank you A to Z Challenge team!  *Book: LDS quad combo scriptures: KJV Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price. (p)1989, (c)1979.

Yoke definition according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary: a: a wooden bar or frame by which two draft animals (as oxen) are joined at the heads or necks for working together b: an arched device formerly laid on the neck of a defeated person c: a frame fitted to a person's shoulders to carry a load in two equal portions d: a bar by which the end of the tongue of a wagon or carriage is suspended from the collars of the harness e (1): a crosspiece on the head of a boat's rudder (2): an airplane control operating the elevators and ailerons f: a frame from which a bell is hung.

The term yoke shows up in the Bible a few times and I apologize but it's been a very long day so I won't be able to give it proper justice.  I'll have to go back another time and study it more fully.

Yoke shows up in Jeremiah in reference to the story of Babylonian captivity ...yoke of bondage, Hanniah's challenge.  Sorry, not going there today.

It shows up in Hosea 11:4 ..not going there either.

Okay, so let's just jump to the famous verses in Matthew 11:28-30 , "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.".  This too can be scrutinized but for simplicity, see the above definition and let it metaphorically apply to those persons who accepts Christ's invitation to taking His name and therefore working together with Him in the journey of life.

I know I didn't detail much, but read carefully and ponder Christ invitation to make life easier through Him.

Goodnight!  I'm pooped!!  Turnin' in early.


  1. I really enjoyed your A to Z challenge. It brought out several names that weren't really all that familiar to me along with the ones that I knew well. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable month. '-)

  2. Aww, thank you so much Dynie. That means so much to me! --Still looking for a "Z" ..maybe it'll be a late post again. ;) ..Again, thank you.


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