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If only I could pair those sadder and wiser women—and men—who have found themselves in unequal marriages (either by their own foolishness or due to one person finding Christ after the marriage had already occurred) with the blithely optimistic singles who are convinced that their passion and commitment will overcome all obstacles.
Even the obstacle of bald disobedience need not apply to them.
When Paul tells us not to be unequally yoked in working relationships, he is warning us not to get entangled in work commitments that prevent us from doing the work Jesus has for us or that prevents us from working in Jesus’ yoke. “What partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Furthermore being yoked with Jesus leads us to work to reconcile and renew the world in light of God’s promises of the “kingdom come.” To be unequally yoked with unbelievers, then, is to be in a situation or relationship that binds you to the decisions and actions of people who have values and purposes incompatible with Jesus’ values and purposes.
We probably would—and should—do all we can to avoid working with those who would force us to act against our beliefs.
Your partner should never (ideally) put you in this position, but differences of priorities will al but insure that it will happen in the context of a long term relationship or marriage between a non-believer and a Chirtian.
The issue of having kids with respect to Christians and unbelievers is potentially quite explosive. What do you do with friends you don't like or bad influences?
Ultimately in term of faith you ultimately put the kid in the position of deciding betweeen the faith tradition of mom and dad.
Over the course of our ministry, the most common pastoral issue that Tim and I have confronted is probably marriages—either actual or proposed—between Christians and non-Christians.
And the environment and beliefs of those you work with may have a negative influence on your faith and experience of the Christian life.Being yoked to Jesus makes us partners with him in restoring God’s creation in every sphere of life, as we explored in 2 Cor. No other yoke that would pull us away from the yoke of Jesus could ever be equal to that!“My yoke is easy, and my burden is light,” Jesus tells us (Matt. Yet the work we are doing with him is no less than the transformation of the entire cosmos. If the dictates of a work commitment lead us to harm customers, deceive constituents, mislead employees, abuse co-workers, pollute the environment, or such, then we have been yoked into a violation of our duties as stewards of God’s kingdom.Nonetheless, most of us work among unbelievers, which as we have noted, Paul assumes is the normal situation for Christians.Then how are we to apply his prohibition against unequal yoking? Employment is an agreement in which you do the agreed upon work in return for the agreed upon remuneration.
Jesus, like the lead ox in a team, determines our bearing, pace, and path, and we submit to his leadership.