Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but YIELD yourselves unto God - Rom 6:13
YIELD is defined as: To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to surrender; to relinquish; to give way; to cease opposition; to be no longer a hindrance or an obstacle.
YIELDING is not something that we are totally comfortable with in our competative world. It is often seen as weak. But in certain situations it is beneficial and in others essential.
Loved this post by Seth Godin:
The rules of right of way make sense.In our ultimate unbalanced relationship with God we need to get the message that YIELDING is not just preferable it is our path to growth and maturity.
A manueverable motor boat yields to a sailboat because it can more easily recover from the turn.
A bicyclist going downhill yields to one struggling uphill, because he can get back up to speed more quickly.
The senior partner invests a little bit of time helping the junior one, because no one else has the skills to do so, not because reciprocation is the goal.
Asymmetrical trades are what makes a society work.
Yield has two meanings, and one leads to the other.