Paul used the term “equally yoked” as a word picture relevant to the culture of the time.
A “yoke” of oxen is made up of two animals both pulling their weight.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? ”This admonition by the apostle Paul wasn’t just specific to marital relationships, but to close friendships with unbelievers.
It’s not enough to think Christ was a good teacher or a nice guy; Jesus claimed He was God, and if we don’t believe that, we believe Christ was lying when He testified to His deity.
But there is a peace in knowing you are in a relationship with someone who is your spiritual teammate.
This kind of relationship encourages us to grow closer to God as we grow closer to our partner, pulling together in the same direction.
It’s not easy to say “no” to a relationship that’s less than God’s intentions.
It doesn’t mean the guys you turn down are “bad,” and you should pray for them to know God’s truth!