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"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Monday, July 16, 2012


2 Corinthians 6:14

"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness.? NIV

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light darkness?" KJV

What exactly does it mean to be "yoked together?" A yoke is a device made of two curved pieces to enclose the heads of each of two work animals connected by a crosspiece. This device restricts each animal to going the same way, in step, with no deviation. When we look at this comparison with Christians and unbelievers, it becomes quite clear that yoking ourselves with an unbeliever is going to be a terrible situation. It simply will not work. There will be strife and getting off the path. There will be pulling one way then another. We, unlike work animals, have a choice with whom we unite (yoke) ourselves together. The Word warns us about it. Can we see why?

Heavenly Father, we are thankful for the Word that gives us sound direction for our lives to keep us from making wrong choices that can wreck our lives. Give us open hearts for the wisdom of the Word so that we will make Godly choices and not unite ourselves with unbelievers in close business, social, and personal relationships. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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1 comment:

Charlotte said...

I have heard many sermons on this topic through the years. It is so true. The picture makes a good illustration.

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