by K Neill Foster
for September 16, 2019
|Avoiding the Unequal Yoke|
Text: "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?" 2 Corinthians 6:14-16.
This Scripture is so plain. There is no need for commentary. We merely need to lean back, get out of the way and allow the sword of Spirit to cut us to pieces.
Marriages between believers and unbelievers face incredible odds. They should never be considered.
And what about business and professional partnerships between believers and unbelievers? I don't think so.
Paul paints the contrast even more starkly --between Christ and Belial. Some partnerships we might consider are really between God and the Devil. Of course, they cannot work.
The Church of the twenty-first century has forgotten, for the most part, the ancient word, "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord." Failure to live a separated life has left us powerless and compromised.
"Lord, we have a form of godliness without the power. Forgive, Lord, this compromised people."