” My yoke is easy, and my burden is light “

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Christ calls a profession of faith in him, and subjection to his ordinances, a yoke, in allusion to the law of Moses,and in distinction from it; and a “ burden “, with respect to the very heavy one of the Scribes and Pharisees laid upon the shoulders fo the people, obliging them to a strict observance of them though of a different nature from either of them; ” for his commandments are not grievous “, hard, and heavy to be borne, as their’s were, but ” easy and light “; not that they are to unregenerate wed, or are easily performed by the strength of nature, and power of men’s free will: but they are good and amiable, and lovely in their own nature, and are cheerfully complied with, and abundance of spiritual pleasure and delight is enjoyed in them by believers, when they have the presence of God, the assistance of his Spirit, and the discoveries of his love.

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Moreover, the commands of Christ and the ordinances of the Gospel, are so in comparison of the law of Moses; which required perfect obedience, but gave no strength to perform and threatened with condemnation and death, in case of the least failure; and of the numerous, and some very severe rites and usages of the ceremonial law; and of the bulky and heavy traditions of the elders, and ordinances of men.

” Take my yoke on you, and learn of me: for I am week and lowly; and you shall find rest to your souls. ” – Matthew 11: 30.

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