I encourage you to take the yoke of Jesus upon you when you read and study the word of God. There is no better way to read and understand God’s word than to be in the yoke with Jesus, He of Whom it is written, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
Reading God’s word within the light and presence of Jesus Christ, the eternal living Word of God, is like reading God’s word with all the lights on.
Simon Peter once said to Jesus, “Lord to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Taking the words of God to THE Word of God; reading, studying and meditating upon the Scriptures in the presence of Jesus Christ, the living Word, always ministers life, light and insight.
Being in the yoke with Jesus allows us to constantly be learning of Him, no matter where we may be reading or studying throughout the Scriptures. The gentle and humble heart of our Lord is intended to permeate our innermost being, giving us rest, as we read His word in the yoke with Him.
We are graced and gifted to blessedly see all things in Scripture within the great light and purpose of our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of God. Praise God, our Lord desires for us to see all things in the light of Who He is and what He has done.
When we read the Old Testament, we read and study within the greater light and understanding of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ. We read and see all things within the light of His light.
What a blessing and joy to constantly be in the yoke with our Lord Jesus, learning of Him as we see all things in the greater light and context of Him Himself. In the yoke with Jesus we rest in His word. Hallelujah!
- Tomorrow, take the yoke of Jesus upon you in this world.