September 17, 2017
2 Corinthians 6:14 (KJB) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
A yolk is a coupling together of two, as in two animals, who are harnessed together for plowing a field. Certainly, you understand that two animals of differing statures could not be placed together and enjoy success in getting field work done.
Two like-minded people can be yoked together to accomplish great things as a team. Or two conflicting people can be placed together and accomplish little or nothing. This scripture verse is speaking about believers being placed together with an unbeliever of truths of God. One person would be heading on a route, while the other is attempting to lead in an opposing direction. No valuable work can be accomplished in an unequal or conflicting relationship.
The same is true of an unbeliever and a believer harnessed together in a relationship; whether it be in a combination for working, or a grouping of a personal nature. There would not be any sweet fellowship between two opposing people, but would rather create animosity and opposing viewpoints. One person would be working for things of God and the other would be aligned to things of nature of the god of this world.
Unequal yokes are a concern for any relationship, whether it be for employment, business, marriage, a spouse, or in families and friendships. Aligning oneself in perpetual spiritual agreement with God, first and foremost, is always a sweet pairing which attracts others who are interested in godliness rather than exploiting contrasting values and spiraling in an eternal “spiritual suicide slide of death.”