In the U.S., I don't see many kids under parental yokes (of discipline). Instead, they're carried, pampered or ignored. Tired parents bear heavy burdens of work, while bossy kids sit in the driver's seat--directing a course for the things they want.
The family dynamics God ordains are flipped and turned every which way but up, by 'The prince of the power of the air' (Ephesians 2:2). He produced this age of entitlement, and his favorite players are children.
Selfishness is nurtured, rather than nipped.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Regarding the yoking of children (a symbol of attentive guidance), consider some pointed reminders:
1) If you're still living with a parent, be submissive and non-demanding. If Jesus lived this way, so should you.
2) If you're a mom or dad raising kids, gentle discipline is like good yeast. Your children will rise to godly lives.
3) If you're a performer for the Lord, model the benefit of God's yoke: paradoxically, it's freedom.
## Self-Examination 2021: Shoulders, Children's Yokes (Part 84)
NOTE: This is a 2021 edit of a 2017 Shine Devotion series, 'Self-Examination.' You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players.' Mostly true. But you're not 'merely players.' You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Self-Examination 2021 series.