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The Simple Gospel: Bear the Yoke in Youth

“It is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth.” (Lamentations 3:27)

As the young ox has to be brought under the yoke, and as the young horse has to be accustomed to the bridle and bit, so the young person must learn the practical and valuable lessons of submission and endurance. in life, the “yoke” is to be imposed for the good of man. It is good for young people to learn to bear this yoke in youth. One of the problems of this generation is that parents have not imposed the yoke upon their children. Let us study some of the “yokes” that young people need to learn to bear.

The Yoke of Subjection to Authority
One who does not learn this lesson early in life will suffer for it in time to come. Young people need to learn to obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1-2); it is a sin not to (Romans 1:30). They need to learn to obey the laws of the land (Romans 13:1-7). And they need to learn to obey the laws of God (Ecclesiastes 12:1). The young man or woman who does not learn to bear the yoke of subjection to authority will find his life filled with unhappiness. Continue reading » The Simple Gospel: Bear the Yoke in Youth