Unequally yoked and dating
He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac probably would have flipped out at hearing God’s request as Isaac was her only child, given to her by God at the age of ninety no less!“Oh hey, where are you off to so early” “Uh, I need to pick up some supplies back in town, stop by the tunic outlet store, and then if I have time, *cough* fulfill God’s request to *cough* sacrifice Isaac” “Great, if you have some extra time can you pick up a few… ” As the head of the household, Abraham did what he knew was right without fighting about it with Sarah, as it would have been God’s will she would have been contending with, not his Without pointing at Abraham and Sarah too much, my favorite example of an uneven relationship is seen in Job: Job 2:7-10 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.The most quoted scripture regarding marrying non-Christians is this: 2 Corinthians Do not be yoked together with unbelievers This illustration reflects what happens if two animals wearing the same yoke have different ideas about where to go, as, despite their individual efforts, they will pull each other in all sorts of haphazard directions, and neither of them will go in the direction they want So this is easy right, Christians dating non-Christians = trouble But what about the cases where two people are Christians but at totally different levels of spiritual maturity?Anyone with two neurons firing (my second one started up just this morning!
When God gave the Israelites an exodus opportunity, they took it. If your relationship is even slightly abusive, consider this your sign to exit the relationship NOW!
If you can’t get peace, that is an answer.” When God opens the door for marriage in your life, you will know that you know you are with the right person. Here’s why: in the dating world, thoughts like, “I can’t break up because…,” mean that doubt has given the keys to fear which will drive you down a rough road containing potholes of confusion and bumps of anxiety.
If you aren’t 100 percent certain that things should progress, you’d better take a time-out from the relationship and pray for God to clearly confirm His will! If that’s not enough, your joy tank will eventually read empty.
This article isn’t meant for Bonnie and Clyde couples headed for jail.
Rather, I’ll cut to the chase and zone in on those of you caught up in one of the more deceptive, yet prevalent sin in the dating world. It feels so right, and you have every excuse in the world to continue.