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.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Self-Examination series.