14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Today’s verses won’t be confused as being politically correct. Paul, the writer of 2 Corinthians, tells his readers to not be yoked with unbelievers. This means that there doesn’t need to be partnerships that take place between the “people of light” and the “people of darkness.” Now, know this: We all were a part of the world of darkness at one time, and God gave His only Son for those who are a part of the world of darkness. That being said, those who are without Christ have a different and often competing set of values. We are to love them, but we should be different and separate from them. Our values and ways of think should reflect the fact that we are “children of the light.” Then these right values lead to right stewardship, while wrong values lead to poor stewardship.
As “children of the light” there should be difference between light and darkness. Are you in a situation where you are “unequally yoked” to someone who has “darkness” values? Are there values influencing yours?