"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" (Matthew 11:29).
Balance is the key to every good thing in life. Imbalance is the root cause of many, many ills. When there is imbalance in your body, some form or another of illness will occur -- physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. When there is imbalance in your home, there will be marital problems, and family difficulties. Imbalance in your diet, or other appetites, will always results in physical challenges. Imbalance in your checkbook is definitely not a good thing. When you are imbalanced in your work, or in your recreations -- somewhere along the line of your life you will have to "pay the piper." Balance in all things is the key to every good and lasting thing in life.
Jesus said, "Take My yoke upon you." The Greek word He used was zugos, which means "a coupling." Specifically, it is the word used to describe the beam of balance that joins two scales together. Webster's defines balance as "an instrument for weighing; a means of judging, or deciding."
In other words, the Lord is saying here, "Take My balance upon you; learn to judge things in life, and make decisions as I do." Paul wrote to us, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ" (Philippians 2:5)
The many benefits of this Balance are profound. Any man or woman, boy or girl, upon whom this yoke is place will experience mental, emotional, physical and spiritual steadiness. They will not stumble, or fall; yet, even if they do, it will be but for a moment. For they possess a innate capacity to right themselves and regain their footing. Their lives will be graced with unflappable confidence, even in the midst of upheaval and chaos. Just like Jesus, their Unflappable Champion.
So, as you prepare yourself to go out into today's world make sure that His yoke is on you; it's the one thing that makes the difference in every other thing you think or do.