Do you have a teacher? Is there someone you continually seek for guidance and wisdom?
When He walked this earth, Jesus made a transformational invitation to those who would surrender their wills to Him: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy” (Matthew 11:29-30a).
“Take my yoke” meant that one would become the Restorer’s disciple (an idiomatic expression of Jesus’ day). “Disciple” meant “learner.” Consequently, a disciple would begin a journey toward wisdom. This required listening through prayer and obedience.
The word “yoke” is often confused with the Greek word used for yoking two animals. However, Jesus’ choice of “yoke” was the Greek word zugos. This word was used to describe the yoke used by person carrying buckets of milk or water. The yoke made the load lighter.
That the Restorer’s “yoke is easy” meant it is not filled with the heavy burden of legalism created by the stone-hearted Pharisees and teachers of the law who had added about 1,500 laws to God’s 613 spoken in the first five books of the Old Testament.
Are you willing to take the Restorer’s yoke and become His disciple? Jesus Christ is the Master Teacher. When you become His student, He will lead you to wisdom that will transform your life. Take a step by selecting a Gospel and read a chapter each day. You will learn from the Master Teacher.