When we’re in the dark, sometimes it’s hard to see what lies ahead. Scripture says that “the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). The dark has a light at its end. If you take the time to properly reflect on your present circumstances, then you will be able to see the future. Just remember that no one really knows what is going to happen in their own lives, so don’t be too surprised if things just keep getting better and better.
“My yoke is light and my burden is easy, Matthew 11:32” Jesus says. This paradoxical statement is a classic reminder of what it means to follow Jesus. Christ’s law and command to his Church are easy to carry.
This article examines the meaning of these words and offers practical suggestions to help us live by them.
My Burden Is Light and My Burden Is Easy
Christ’s yoke is light
In Matthew 11, we read that Christ’s yoke is light, and his burden is easy. We know this from experience. The burden we carry today is much lighter than it was when we first came to Christ. This passage is not an epistle aimed at the church, but a statement addressed to those who come into God’s kingdom.
In the New Testament, the word “easy” is translated as “good” in other places. It is also closely related to the word “christos,” which is Jesus’s name. In this way, it is possible that He is playing off His name by saying that His yoke is light. But we need to remember that the yoke of Christ is not intended to weigh us down.
We must also keep in mind that Jesus lived in a rural society. As such, he spoke in terms that the people could understand. He often used analogies to explain his teachings. For example, he used the Mosaic law, which had more than 600 laws. The Sadducees and Pharisees added even more laws to it.
The Latter-day Saints emphasize that taking the yoke of Christ is an important part of the process of perfecting ourselves by His grace. The yoke, like the temple, helps us on our journey. Moreover, it helps us carry our burdens with ease.
The term “yoke” is a familiar one in the Bible, and Jesus used it in many of His parables. According to the Easton’s Bible Dictionary, a yoke is a wooden framework that is placed on an animal’s neck. The yoke was used to limit the movements of the animal, and it was also used as a symbol of servitude.
During the ordination of a bishop, the candidate is required to receive a stole. The stole symbolizes the yoke of service and the yoke of authority. During the ordination ceremony, the bishop pulls the stole forward and places it crosswise on the candidate’s neck. At this time, the bishop says, “Receive the yoke of the Lord.”
The message of this hymn was appropriate for Lorraine’s family. The words of the hymn were included in the package. The package also included a picture of the Savior and the words of a hymn. Lorraine didn’t know the words had special meaning for her, but the spirit assured her.
Christ’s law is easy
The Old Testament’s Law of Moses was written on stone tablets, but the Law of Christ is alive and written on the heart of every born-again Christian. It is a path to holiness, spiritual maturity, and eternal life. It is the Holy Spirit’s personal mentoring program for the disciple. It is not a strict set of rules; rather, it is like the law of gravity and is tailored to the individual.
When we come to Christ, we must lay down our old burden and take on his new burden. We must get to know Christ, and we must prove that His yoke is light. In fact, no man has ever proved that the yoke of Christ is easy and His burden light.
The law is holy and just because it is good, but it is not easy. We all sin. Paul taught us that we are not perfect. We all have imperfect hearts and are unable to obey the Mosaic Law perfectly. The law is a guide for us to follow. Even if we don’t know how to follow it perfectly, we should strive to keep it joyfully. In this life, we will undoubtedly fall short, but it’s better to fall short of doing evil than to not do anything at all.
Christ’s Command to his Church is easy
In the Bible, Christ’s command to his Church is easy to understand. The first commandment is “Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength,” and the second commandment is “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The third commandment is equally simple: “Love one another, as you love yourself.” The fourth commandment says that we are to keep the seventh day of the week holy. We are to observe these commandments in all areas of life, not just in church life.
The true Church is comprised of people who have genuinely surrendered their lives to the Lord through Jesus Christ. They have proven the existence of God and the literal inspiration of the Holy Bible, and they have dedicated their lives to following the Lord’s commands. However, the true Church is divided into a variety of denominations.
Christ’s yoke is easy to carry
If we follow Jesus, His yoke is easy to carry. We don’t need to worry about carrying our heavy load, because His yoke is light and comfortable. This verse is important because it shows that we can easily take on Christ’s burden, even when we feel weighed down by our burdens. It also shows that following Jesus requires faith, repentance, and a singular commitment to follow Him.
We can learn this lesson from the lives of those who were burdened by the yoke of their own ego. People who are burdened by the prover’s yoke are always working hard to prove their own worth. These people feel they must prove something to others and themselves, in order to gain respect and happiness. The weight of these burdens can make life more difficult.
Jesus’ teaching summarized the law of the Old Testament. It is also important to understand that the burden of salvation is the belief that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He died and rose for us. But this burden requires effort and requires a strong faith in the person carrying it.
The yoke can be easy to carry if it is evenly distributed. A single ox can pull only his body weight, but two oxen can pull three or four times its own weight. In addition to this, a trained ox can pull ten times its own weight.
A life lived by faith, then, is a lighter yoke. It is easier to carry than self-righteousness, which is an extremely heavy burden. Some people strive to earn God’s acceptance through their works. This is the burden of Christ. But if we choose to live by faith, we will find that Christ’s yoke is easy to bear.
A yoke is a wooden framework fastened around the neck of an ox. It limits movement and is intended to distribute the weight. The biblical yoke was heavy on the animals, and its purpose was to make them work.
I hope that this article has shown you that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to life. Everyone has different burdens and responsibilities that come with being a human being, and it’s up to each of us to find the balance in our lives so that we can live with ease. Whether you are struggling with a heavy burden or an easy one, know that you are not alone in your struggles and that there is help available if you seek it out. Thank you for reading my article, and I hope you found it helpful.