It is difficult to do life. Everyday pressures, expectations, and circumstances wear us down and push us to the edge. It was the same during Paul’s time. People were doing jobs, getting married, raising kids and dealing with life’s pressures and without technology. In the midst of that, Paul tells the people do not be unequally yoked. As a married couple, it is critical to be aligned. in life, we need to be aligned with those we count on to walk through life with us. If we are not, it adds a layer of complexity in an already complex situation. Is it doable, sure! Is it difficult–you bet! Bottom line Paul told the Corinthians–get aligned.
In our time, it is equally important to be aligned. Believers should consider faith as a critical component for marriage. If a couple does not share the same faith, it will mean strife at every major event. Going through a crisis together and aligned is often the only thing that allows the family to pass through to the other side. There is little in the world that encourages such alignment. Yet, when we see families aligned in faith, there is so much more harmony and unity in good and bad times. They operate with a purpose and a perspective that is bigger than themselves. In Paul’s time and now, folks must consider faith a critical component in choosing a life partner and in raising a family!
God Bless You
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial[b]? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will live with them
and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they will be my people.”[c]
“Come out from them
and be separate,
says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing,
and I will receive you.”[d]
“I will be a Father to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.”[e]
This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33
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