Verse of the Day

2 Corinthians 6:14

Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:14

Unequally Yoked

This is a difficult scripture to digest for the believer, but it is a necessary one to understand. If we look at the original intent for marriage, God wanted believers to come together and glorify him with their relationship. So the best option is to be yoked with a believer because together, you can bring honor to the Lord in your relationship with Him and your relationship with each other. Paul understood that being yoked with an unbeliever would bring hardships for the believer, which is why he gave this advice. Light cannot live with darkness and righteousness cannot live with wickedness, so it is understandable that a believer cannot live with a nonbeliever and glorify God together. Does this mean there is no hope for a marriage that is unequally yoked? Absolutely not. The believer can still glorify God in their marriage by trusting God, praying for their spouse, and always living for the Lord in everything they do. The believer can be a witness for God in their marriage. While being unequally yoked is difficult, God can still work in and through that marriage, so the marriage can glorify Him. There is nothing in this life that is without hope, and a marriage that is unequally yoked is also not without hope. God can do amazing things when His people trust in Him. Nothing is impossible for Him.

A Prayer to Remember

Dear Lord,
I know you are at work in my marriage. I trust that you will continuously bring glory and honor through my relationship with you. May my spouse glorify you as well. Amen.