"Take My Yoke Upon You"
This is something we must do. We must bow to and slip upon ourselves the yoke of Christ our Lord and Master. This is not something that is done once and forgotten. We must, day by day, put ourselves into the Master's yoke. There is no other way for believers to find peace. You will find rest for your soul, my brother, my sister, only as you voluntarily wear the Savior's yoke. What is the yoke here spoken of?
IT IS THE YOKE OF HIS PROFESSION. You must
confess Christ before men. The believer's confession of faith begins in
baptism. Being buried with Christ in the watery grave, you identified yourself
with Christ and his people. Rising from the waters of baptism, you professed
your allegiance to him, to walk in the newness of life (
THIS IS ALSO THE YOKE OF HIS PRECEPTS. His
Word alone is our rule of faith and practice. The believer is a person whose
life is ruled by the Word of God. OUR DOCTRINE is the doctrine of Holy
Scripture. The opinions of men, the theories of science, the
"enlightenment" of the age has no influence upon our faith.
"Thus saith the Lord," is our first and our final authority. OUR
LIVES are governed by the revealed will of God. Collectively, as the
THE YOKE OF CHRIST IS THE YOKE OF HIS
"Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey."