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I've been thinking about this word "yield" in the Bible. Interesting that the word for yield is an antonym of where we get our word for apostasy.

Apostasy is apo + histemi, apo = away from, histemi = to stand.

But the word for yield is the compound word parastano:

Para = near, and histemi, to stand.

While apostasy means, to stand away from (that is, the Christian Faith--1 Tim 4:1), yield means, to stand beside.

Romans 6:16

"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"

We all are standing beside something, perhaps a crossroad, or a fork in the road:

And the Bible asks the question, "To whom are you going to 'yield?'"

To whichever you choose, the Bible says, this shall be your master:

"...Whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"

Friends, blow right on by sin, and don't even yield to it, not even for a moment--especially not even for a moment!

But rather, yield (stand alongside of) the righteousness of God!


Pastor Paul


Category:general -- posted at: 7:10am EDT