Thought for Today
Breaking the Yoke
“the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing”
Salvation expresses freedom from the tyranny of sin. It is first seen (in type) when all of Israel came out of Egypt after 400 years of bondage and slavery; when the oppressed were radically freed from the cruelty of Pharaoh’s dominion. Salvation gives to every believer the breaking of the yoke and the setting free of captives by a living faith in Christ.
The joyous release of Israel from Egypt was only the beginning of God’s work of salvation. In the wilderness it became evident that, while being freed from Egypt externally, they carried within another Pharaoh who was just as much a tyrant as the one they had left behind. This Pharaoh could not be known until the first was out of the way. The new Pharaoh was that of the fallen Adam; the “old” man of sin who was selfish, rebellious and unable to keep or follow God’s law. All along their journey we see the shortcomings and inability of most to fully yield themselves to God. The Law was given to men in order that they might know the need for a Saviour; One who would come “in the fullness of time” to bring all who by faith would come unto the living Christ (the Anointed One).
“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ,
that we might be justified by faith.
But after that faith is come,
we are no longer under a schoolmaster”
The Law can set no one free; its sole purpose is to bring all unto Christ! For in Him we live, we move and become free from the tyranny of sin and bondage. God has an answer to every yoke of bondage and His Name is Jesus Christ the Lord. In following Him, yielding to Him and abiding in His wonder we are made free by the living truth of His life in us.
“O the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!”