This is a picture of me and my husband Tim taken at a miniature golf course in Ormond Beach Fla. If he had known I was going to use this picture for my blog, he wouldn’t have made that face.
Our wonderful picture reminded me of a verse: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14 (NIV).
Tim is a believer, but I want to a make point here. When you yoke two oxen together, they have to work together. They have to follow the same path. They have to be led by the same driver. They can’t go in two different directions at once. If you are yoked in a relationship with a non-believer, which direction are you going to go in? God’s or theirs?
What if they want to watch an ungodly movie or TV show? Do they curse and you catch yourself doing it too? Do they want you to get drunk with them? Do they respect God and His laws? When you are in a relationship with a non-believer, it’s harder to say no to them than to someone else. Don’t allow yourself to be put in a situation where you can be persuaded to go down the wrong path.
I’m not saying to ignore the lost. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus told us to “make disciples of all nations.” You can still witness to non-believers without being in a close relationship with them. By following your Godly path, you may influence them to follow you instead of their ways.