“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
To learn more about God should be the greatest desire of every believer. If you were to talk to the average church, you would find that they would say that their biggest aspirations in their church services is to learn about the LORD. However, many have tried to learn about Christ in the wrong manner and then became disappointed and disillusioned with the Christian walk. Some try to learn of Christ through their so-called praise and worship only to find that they have conjured up emotions and have learned nothing about the LORD. Others have made their church theme to learn about Christ, but just making a theme to learn about Christ is not going to teach anyone about Him.
The verse above gives the secret to learning about the LORD. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me…” You will notice that you don’t learn about Christ in the playground of life, but you learn about Him in the yoke of service. Simply put, the believer who tries to learn about Christ without ever getting in the yoke with Him to serve will never learn about who He is and what He can do. In verses 28-29, Jesus shows several yokes that you must join in with Christ to learn about Him.
First, you learn about Christ in the yoke of prayer. Jesus said, “Come unto me…” You only come to Christ through prayer. It is in the closet of prayer where you often learn of the power and greatness of God. Praying has a way of teaching the believer more about the power of Christ than a Bible college education can ever teach.
Second, you learn about Christ in the yoke of labor. Jesus continues in verse 28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour…” The believer who never labors in the harvest will never acquire a deeper relationship with Christ. It is while you are in the yoke of reaching the lost with Christ that you discover a deeper and more meaningful relationship with the Christ who saves sinners.
Third, you learn about Christ in the yoke of trials. Verse 28 says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden…” I have learned more about the faithfulness and power of God in the times of trial than I ever have in times of bliss. Everyone enjoys victories in life, but you learn about Christ when you are walking in the valley of trials under the heavy load of heartache. You can’t learn of the comfort of Christ without a broken heart. You can’t learn about the faithfulness of Christ without being forsaken. You can’t learn about Christ’s ability to provide without loss. It is in the yoke of heartache and trials that you learn about God’s greatness.
Fourth, you learn about Christ in the yoke of holiness. Verse 29 says, “Take my yoke upon you…” You can’t learn about the sweet relationship you can have with Christ when you are walking in the slop of the world. You will only learn about Christ when you come out from the world to be separated unto Him.
Fifth, you learn about Christ in the yoke of humility. When you change your mind from having people serve you to having a humble mindset to serve others is when you will discover the power of Christ through humility. My friend, learning of Christ never comes without getting in His yoke, but you will find that you must swallow your pride to serve Christ and others if you are going to join Christ in His yoke.