2nd Corthinans 6:14
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteouness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a beliver have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?
If you continue through the chapter you will get more details by Paul but the question is Why? Why must we not be Yoked with unbelievers. The word Yoke is to symbolize what oxen used to plow a field. It was an attachment that went from one side of one oxen to the other oxen walking next to the other. The idea of unevenly yoked is that the bar would not be centered and therefore would cause one to drift one way or the other causing havoc and eventually tearing up the harvest and the seed that was planted. This would not allow it grow. Cause Chaos as well as destroy much time and purposed farming. Two people going in two different direction no matter how noble they are. Is no direction.
People sometimes wonder why their relationship always fails at a certain point. I myself questioned the same thing. People who have chosen Gods way but are not practing the things of God. Does that change things? No not really. your choice to live for God though not lived out in your action was a commitment and profession to God. Take over.. We now go by your blueprint. Is God trying to get their attention. Many times I know the scriptures account God as being a jealous God. We know by our faith that the scriptures do not lie. A Jealous God will do what he can to get the attention of his children. How many times though are we trying to readjust the yoke to see if God can work in a situation that God himself cannot bless or ordain because he will not go against his own word.
I see relationships outside my own that show the result of an unevenly yoked realtionship. One that relys on things not of God to continue. For instance outings. Family get-togethers, parties, etc... As soon as they stop or there is a break in the normal the relationship is no longer valid. Why? Because the basis of the realtionship is not the Love that God shows and Gives but a love of ownership and possesion. A Love that takes but does not share or understands but only to the point of comfort. Am I saying all christian realtionships are this way. No!.. Not all but they work towards a goal and know who and what their adversary is. As in the case of this each are working towards the same goal therefore they do not pull against each other. Many times the chaos is not in the event but in the values that each old. All of these values are formed by media, books, movies etc.. In a christians life prefereably their values are set by the Holy scriptures. The Bible, God and perhaps a marriage or relationship course taken at their local church. News Flash. Doctor Phil and Oprah Winfrey do not adhere to scripture but the human emotion and in this case you will find temporal solutions but the problem is never dealt with. Dr. Phil and Orprah Winfry use the world to deal with the worlds problems. In otherwords they put Gasoline on a Gasoline Fire.
I am no realtionship expert. Trust me on that one. But I do know that both by personal experience in the world around me I have seen where God Kindgdom clashes with the World and yes people are hurt. Situations do not get better they get worse and ultimatly what is left is wasted lives each pulling in a different direction that ultimatly leads to no progress, no change and compalacny that relies on walking on eggshells for the desire of self-comfort til ultimatly something occurs that breaks the norm and each become discomforted and combative.
Am I saying that this is soul reason. No.. Many realtionships break up for different reasons. But Paul is saying that you will have nothing in common. Your idea of love and theirs will be different. Family vaules will not be the same. Understanding, compassion will not be felt truely. The Bible says the God is Love. If God is Love what love does the world possess. Ownership, Control, Possession, Lust, Self-Appeasing. The Love that God speaks of is Self-Sacrifical, Compassionate, Understanding, Forgiving, CAring, Loving.
The Bible, Christ. God in Heaven puts love this way 1 Corthians 13.
1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
How beautiful the ideal of Love that this world has twisted. It pains me to see people in a realtionship other than the Godly love that God purposed.
In the Bible we are told that Satan is the great counterfieter.
If this is the case recognize his counterfiet for love. Believe that God might change this person but you abiding in this ideal of love will not change that person. Praticing and being an example of that Love will. God never said would should be a mat to be walked over. We do hold authority in scriptures to test the spirits to make sure they are true. But What love is there away from God. Where has the love you thought was love taken you away from? Perhaps the very love you are looking for is in your Father in Heaven. Perhaps the depression. Th concern the emptiness is the God whom you are seeking but do not know you need or at least don't have the realtionship that you need with him. It is not a matter of how many services or how many scriptures you know. knowing about God and knowing him are two different things. The scriptures say that the demons know God and fear him. But if thats the case does your knowing him do you anygood. Perhaps speaking with him. Talking to him. Praying and reading his word. Breaking bread with him. The Bible says that his word is bread and his spirit is water. That the scriptures are meat. Food for us to eat. Perhaps Fast food is not always the best of choice. Meditation and revelation come hand in hand. How many times have you read something anything. But one day you decided just to read it slower. The word of God that I mentioned in my poem is a love letter from the Creator. Ohh...how beautful it is. How loving, Merciful and Graceful a God we have.
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Once this site was just for me. It was a personal blog, journal or diary of my journey with the Lord. However one day reading it I found that this could also be a real testimony to the world. Evangelism is my heart. Jesus is my life. This is my real account of my Christian walk and revelation that I share with you. In all things take them to scripture. I do not claim to be an expert though I study, research and seek the truth daily. My purpose it to stir your heart towards the Heavenly Father so you can pursue your own Journey with the lord through his word and in spirit.