2 Corinthians 6:14

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:14 in the Bible speaks to us about how we should conduct ourselves when it comes to relationships and partnerships, especially those that involve spiritual matters.

The phrase “unequally yoked” refers to two oxen being harnessed together for a task, but one being stronger than the other so they are unable to pull equally or work together effectively. In this passage, Paul is warning us against forming any kind of partnership with someone who does not share our same beliefs or values because it can lead to discord and disagreement which will ultimately hinder any progress made as a result of such an alliance.

When considering whether or not you should enter into a partnership with someone else – whether professionally, romantically, or spiritually – ask yourself if you have similar core values and beliefs that would make working together possible without compromising either person’s convictions. If there are serious differences between your views on important issues then perhaps it would be best for both parties involved if you decided against going forward in order to avoid potential conflict down the line due to what could turn out as an unequal relationship filled with more strife than harmony.

At times however God may call us into situations where we must interact with non-believers even though He warns against becoming unequally yoked; this could look like sharing your faith at work while still respecting others’ right’s to disagree – something many believers struggle doing! Ultimately God wants His children to walk in love towards all people regardless of their belief system so always seek Him first before engaging anyone outside your faith community – He knows better than anyone else what’s best for our lives!


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