Monday, January 19, 2009
1 Corinthians 6:14-18 says
"14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16What 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 them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people." 17"Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing,and I will receive you."18"I will be a Father to you,and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
My husband and I were talking last night and he was telling me how powerful it is to have 2 oxen (or horses) yoked together. 1 horse can pull 16 tons, while 2 horses yoked together can pull 36 tons!! That's 6 times as much weight!
One definition of yoked is:
Connection between two things so they move together. (dictionary.com)
Now I am beginning to see why it was so important for us to understand that we need to be equally yoked with believers. God knew that if we can work together focusing on His kingdom we would make a huge difference in this world.
I pray that you have people in your life with whom you are equally yoked for the kingdom.