4. NO, you don’t throw away every person you think you’re “unequally yoked” with– some relationships (mostly FEMALE friendships develop & grow into great relationships as no relationship is perfect), but YOU have to control the environment (ie. invite her to church or to a positive event.) And knowing God– He refuses. Dating/Courting Godly Dating Relationships Can 2 Believers Be Unequally Yoked? When we think about being unequally yoked in relationships, we are quick to jump to the conclusion that it can only refer to the relationship between a believer and an unbeliever.
These are the core aspects that come to my mind when I begin to think of my single season. Each of these are vital concepts that need to be understood so that I can better gather how to reach my full potential in Jesus Christ.
But if I am distracted from focusing on these in my single season, how can I fully dedicate my time and efforts to emerging and thriving in these areas? That can seem like a scary question to answer, because a lot of times the flesh and the sprit are not in alignment, so most times as humans we will have to decide which of the two we will bow down to.
As a conscious Christian, I know that I should be relentlessly striving to choose to bow down to my spirit, but we all know that is easier said than done.
God gave us free will to choose, and life presented me with an opportunity to make a huge decision, one that would change my life forever.
I met an exceptional Black man, a man of great character, a man who understood how to treat a real woman. He was loyal, trustworthy, highly intelligent, financially savvy, an engineer like me, a deep thinker like me, a deep lover like me, family oriented like me, and chocolate. He was actually most of the things I thought my ideal husband would be, and then some. I have never met a man who treated me the way he did, and I was falling because of that. The idea of marrying this man, who deeply cared for me, was the perfect love story.
He understood what it looked like to serve me, to respect me, to uplift me, and to be there in any way I may have needed. Well, he happened to hold and practice a different religion than me. He was a Muslim man, devout in his faith. First thing my spirit told me in my dealings with him was that we were not equally yoked. As we continued to build on our friendship of a year and a half, we constantly talked about faith, what Muslims believed and what Christians believed.
To this Muslim man, these things were not true, for Jesus was just a great prophet to him. I seeked God diligently because I did not want to lose this beautiful love I thought I had found.
I asked the Lord to change his religion, to push him to come to church with me which he did , to give him a tangible undeniable experience with the Holy Spirit, to move on his heart- the typical prayers of a woman pleading with God to change His will for love, for my own selfish desires to be loved, needed, and wanted the way I was by this man. He told me that if I kept allowing this man of Muslim faith to pursue me, and I kept pursing his heart as well, I would not be being fully obedient to the perfect will of my Heavenly Father.
It took fervent and continual prayer to be released from this soul tie, but I knew I had to make an intentional decision and bow down to my spirit in obedience to the perfect will of the Father. In choosing to be obedient to the voice of the Lord I was able to re-dedicate my time and efforts back to my dreams, bettering my health mental, emotional, spiritual, physical , establishing income that can help to create legacy, and enhancing relationships that matter most to me.
Full obedience allowed me to walk in the full promises of the Lord, and as I continue to wait and practice full obedience to Christ in my singleness, I know His promises will only blow my mind further and further.
Be encouraged, be obedient without delay, be pure, be whole, and be purposeful—whatever it takes! You can also connect with her on Instagram at michawish.
How can light live with darkness? Ephesians 5: Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.
Isaiah Touch no unclean thing! For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: Genesis 2: Its meaning is, however, determined by the use of the cognate noun in Leviticus Cattle were unequally yoked together when ox and ass were drawing the same plough Deuteronomy Men and women are so when they have no common bond of faith in God.
Another explanation refers the image to the yoke of a balance, or pair of scales, and so sees in the precept a warning against partiality in judgment; but this rests on very slender ground, or rather, no ground at all. Pulpit Commentary Verse Ewald, followed by Dean Stanley, Holsten, and others, thinks that here there is a sudden dislocation of the argument, and some have even supposed that the section, 2 Corinthians 6: The latter view has arisen from the unusual expressions of the section, and the use of the word "Belial," and the command of Greek shown by the varied expressions.
There is no adequate ground for these conjectures. Every writer is conscious of moods in which words come to him more fluently than at other times, and all writers of deep feeling, like St.
Paul, abound in sudden transitions which correspond to the lightning-like rapidity of their thoughts. It is doubtful whether the readers would not have seen at once the sequence of thought, which depends on circumstances which we can only conjecture.
Probably the alienation from St. Paul had its root in some tampering with unbelievers. Such might at any rate have been the case among the Gentile members of the Church, some of whom were even willing to go to sacrificial feasts in heathen temples 1 Corinthians No man is an island. We are commanded to fellowship with and build up others of like minds who believe the teachings of God.
What was Paul addressing? For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial?
Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? Paul is addressing the subject of having different religious beliefs. Paul wrote this letter to the Church of God in Corinth. The city was large, but the church was small, meeting with an ordained minister of God Acts The religious beliefs of the citizens of Corinth presented a problem to this small group of believers. The Letters to the Corinthians, , pp. Corinth was an immoral city! True Christians were called believers.
Virtually the entire population of the city of Corinth consisted of unbelievers. Citizens in Corinth believed the doctrines of pagan gods and accepted immoral sexual practices. Their beliefs and lifestyles were diametrically opposite to those of the Christians who worshipped God not only in Spirit, but also in truth.