Dating non believers bible verse
When Paul tells us not to be unequally yoked in working relationships, he is warning us not to get entangled in work commitments that prevent us from doing the work Jesus has for us or that prevents us from working in Jesus’ yoke. “What partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Furthermore being yoked with Jesus leads us to work to reconcile and renew the world in light of God’s promises of the “kingdom come.” To be unequally yoked with unbelievers, then, is to be in a situation or relationship that binds you to the decisions and actions of people who have values and purposes incompatible with Jesus’ values and purposes.
We probably would—and should—do all we can to avoid working with those who would force us to act against our beliefs.
I always said I wouldn’t date non-Christians, but he caught me when I was slipping in my faith due to problems with my mum’s mental health.
Besides, it’s not like both parties being Christian ensures a wonderful marriage.
Christian couples get divorced as often as anyone else.
Being yoked to Jesus makes us partners with him in restoring God’s creation in every sphere of life, as we explored in 2 Cor. No other yoke that would pull us away from the yoke of Jesus could ever be equal to that!
“My yoke is easy, and my burden is light,” Jesus tells us (Matt. Yet the work we are doing with him is no less than the transformation of the entire cosmos. If the dictates of a work commitment lead us to harm customers, deceive constituents, mislead employees, abuse co-workers, pollute the environment, or such, then we have been yoked into a violation of our duties as stewards of God’s kingdom.