Mid-Edification: Unequally Yoked

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The wisdom in 2 Corinthians 6:14 has been narrowly applied to marriage and specifically believers marrying people classified as non-believers…or more specifically – non church goers. The powerful wisdom in this verse is being ignored; hence the mis-edification.

To understand verse 14, it’s necessary to read all four verses 14-18 (see below).

Here’s an example of what being yoked actually means – They yoked themselves to the baal of peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods (Psalms 106:28)

Being yoked means a rejection of the living God for a lifeless god. Being yoked is a far more serious issue. I am not sure many people getting married reject God in order to be with their spouse…however if true I stand corrected.

I’m not advocating anything other than we must stand on the truth and actively correct our understanding where we find errors. This is one such mis-edification.

Being unequally yoked is much deeper than selecting a spouse; it’s about the worship we share with those we are involved with.

Being perfect as our Father in heaven requires our every thought, words and actions being offered to God as our acts of worship and sacrifice. Which is impossible to do if we are unequally yoked.

Be encouraged


14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial[K] ? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with themand walk among them,and I will be their God,and they will be my people.”[L] 17 Therefore, “Come out from themand be separate,says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing,and I will receive you.”[M] 18 And, “I will be a Father to you,and you will be my sons and daughters,says the Lord Almighty.”

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

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