Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is for Yielding or Yield...

Y is for Yielding or Yield

The online definition from Merriam-Webster for yielding is:

1: productive yielding wheat>
2: lacking rigidity or stiffnessflexible
3: disposed to submit or comply  yielding temperament>

The Webster’s Desk dictionary defines yielding as:
1: inclined to surrender or submit
2: flexible or compliant

The desk dictionary is what we will look at.  I think we, as Christians need to be yielding to the Holy Spirit.  We need to be more surrendering to the Word of God.  He has given us the instructions or manual to have eternal life if we only yield ourselves to Him and not temptations of this world.

‘And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.’    Genesis 3:6

‘When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.’    Joshua 7:21

Yielding to temptation started way back in the Garden of Eden when the serpent tempted Eve.  Throughout the Bible we can see different situations where the people yielded to temptation.  We need to be careful or we will yield to temptation in our world today.

‘But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.’    Isaiah 64:8

We need to yield to our Lord and not to temptation.

until next time…nel

1 comment:

  1. It's been fun following along with you this month...I'm kind of sad to see it ending. I feel like I got a little of my writing mojo back : )