Saturday, July 12, 2008

Every Date is a Potential Mate

Every Date is a Potential Mate

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:14 not to be unequally yoked (KJV). That is referring to two oxen yoked for a plow. A yoke is a clamp or similar piece that embraces two parts to hold or unite them in position.

If one ox is larger and much stronger than the other, they will plow in circles because the stronger one pulls harder. Also, the team would tire quickly and quit working since only one ox is doing all of the work.

As a youth pastor’s wife, I encourage my teenagers to date other teens who have the same beliefs. I encourage them not to date someone if they are not on the same page spiritually. Why? The entire relationship will go around in circles about religion, and more often than not, the saved one (the one we would think to be the stronger one) will wear down and give in, and turn away from God rather than fight against their partner.

Every date is a potential mate. I have heard it said that who you marry determines 90% of your happiness for the rest of your life. If you don’t agree on something as fundamental as religion, don’t even date that person. Why? You’ll wind up getting attached and when the other person asks you to marry them, what are you going to say, “Sorry, I can’t marry you, we are unequally yoked?”

What are you going to do when they look at you and say, “Why was it okay to date me?”

Stop forming inappropriate relationships with unbelievers. Can right and wrong be partners? Can light have anything in common with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:14

tGbtg Amen,
Proverbs 3:5-6

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