Wisdom in relationships – 2 Corinthians 6:14 | 2-minute meditation


Paul’s advice in 2 Corinthians 6:14 isn’t always applied as widely as it should be.

2 Corinthians 6:14
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Some passages are easier to meditate on than others, and this one is a little challenging. 2 Corinthians, chapter 6, verse 14. Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

This is a passage that’s frequently used to recommend that a Christian doesn’t marry a non Christian. But the verse doesn’t actually mention marriage and Paul here is talking about the distinction between those who are of faith and are walking in the light of God and those who aren’t and who remain in darkness. So the problem is the unmatched. state of these two people, one walking in light, the other walking in darkness.

How is it possible to move forward together when that’s your state? So the wisdom in the passage is that we take care, we be discerning in those closest of relationships that we form. Because inevitably we will, at some point reach a conflict if one of us wants to follow God and the other one wants nothing to do with God.

This by no means suggests that we can’t be friends with people who don’t know Christ. How else are we going to encounter people with whom we can share our faith? But the objective is that our faith is shared, that Jesus’s name is proclaimed, and not that we are dragged down into darkness.

And for a non Christian to hear this, this sounds like a sense of superiority, but it’s not. It’s a sense of purity. We wish to be holy because God asks us to be holy.

Lord God, please help us to manage our lives well, to make wise decisions, wise associations, to be free in sharing the good news with everyone, but also not ourselves to be led astray. Thank you God. Amen.

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