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Christ's Easy Yoke
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Good Character

Leopard restingJesus said in Matthew 11.29-30, "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 and my burden is light." Practice putting on Christ's easy yoke to lead you and rely on God in simple faith at all times. Trust him in all circumstances and you will experience his peace. For his yoke actually will refresh you. He will wash you and renew you continuously with his living water. The Roman poet Ovid (BC 43- c17 AD) once said, "Take rest, a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." Jesus calls Christians not only to trust in him but also to rest in him!✞

Clean Surroundings

Dollar Bills next to a Bible"Do not be fooled," wrote Saint Paul in 1 Corinthians 15.33, "Bad companions ruin good character." This was good advice. Keep away from those who would pull you down. Avoid those places where you would be tempted to sin. Stop buying those magazines which depress you, and don't watch those films or television shows which degrade or undermine your moral standards. Instead, seek out people of good repute who, like yourself, love the Lord. It's like the lady who kept her money in her Bible. She said, "It's a good place to hide things. The ones who do open the Bible wouldn't steal from it, and the ones who would steal never open it." In your home, if you have a leadership role, give a good example and cut out swearing. Instill your Christian standards into your children by example and ask for their cooperation in the maintenance of them. If necessary, turn over a new leaf.✞

"Christ's Easy Yoke"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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