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  • Olabode on Matthew 11:29
    In literal sense, the word Yoke means a bar of wood, so constructed as to unite two animals usually oxen , enabling them to work in the fields, drawing loads, pulling instruments used for farming. Figuratively, It is a symbol of Slavery 1 Tim 6 1 Servant hood Leviticus 26 13 I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high. Also Jeremiah 27 8 12 Submission, Forced Subjection Burden, Load Christ Jesus has set us free from the yoke of bondage through the law. Jesus took upon himself the yoke of Law and fulfilled it. Therefore, through him, we can be set free from the yoke of sin and death. What a wonderful picture, Jesus is giving to those who are exhausted, weary and burdened from carrying the load by themselves! What a comfort, peace, joy and rest it is to know that Jesus is right with us, walking with us, teaching us and strengthening us side by side! We may be under the yoke of sin, oppression, guilt, failures, anxieties 1 Pet 5 7 , or worries. Jesus has set us free from the yoke, we just need to COME to him and cast our heavy burden on him. And he will give the rest for our souls.


 


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