“Be ye not unequally yoked together with un-believers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hat he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For year 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.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Today’s Christian daily devotional
“Don’t marry her, John.” Rena’s eyes narrowed as her back straightened.
“If you marry Nina, your life will never be what God wanted for you. The struggle will be unending.” After locking eyes for a good second, she got up and dusted off her faded flower housedress.
John sat for a minute, digesting the weight of what his had mother just said. If he was going to heed his mother’s wisdom, it wasn’t going to be easy.
John had been dating Nina for a while—-years in fact. She desperately wanted to have babies and to start a family. Nina was continually reminding John that neither of them were getting any younger and although they disagreed on many issues, he knew Nina was right on this one. Life was not slowing down it’s pace at their indecision.
Watching his mother make sandwiches for them both, John’s mind wandered back to the daily drama of his youth. Family life had never been an easy one. His amazing mother was a devout Christian and his endearing father was a sworn Muslim.
The rift between their two worlds collided in their little family. It was like an earthquake that had many tremors. In the end, after thirty-five years of pressure, the bickering, disagreements and fighting finally gave way to divorce.
Divorce was not the vision either of these two saw for their future. They both sincerely believed that love would carry them through it all. Love, children, and even a heart-felt promise of commitment were not enough to solidify their noble efforts.
The Bible clearly warns against serious covenant relationships with people who are not on the same spiritual page. Why is this?
A person who loves God and believes in Christ will have a life that will be drawn to follow the ways and teachings of Christ. This road is by far the road less traveled. How much lonelier can life get, when one is traveling on that desolate path, yet attached to another who is on another path? Their spirits are diabolically separated.
Who are you attached to? Are they dragging you away from God or drawing you closer to Him? God will never endorse anything that will prevent His hand from touching your life.
We must come to grips with the reality that no matter how good a decision may “feel” today, tomorrow will always come. Will you be willing and able to live with it then?
“Dear Heavenly Father,
In your word you speak of the importance of covenant relationships. I admit that I have not taken your words as seriously as I should have in the past.
I come to you in deep repentance for that. This world is filled with many wonderful people, and the temptation to compromise your desires is there everyday.
But, I must keep my focus on my spiritual health. I want to see things clearly and hear from you. I cannot do this if I am disobeying you.
Lord, I need your wisdom. I feel like I have dug myself in a pit deeper than I can see my way out of, let alone get out of. I realize how much I need you.
You promised that if I turned away from my sin, and turned my heart to you that you would guide my steps to a safer place.
I want the blessed life that the Bible always speaks of. I hardly witness a believer in you that actually walks in this kind of peace and victory. I am sure it is because of compromise and self-serving that this has happened, because I know your word is the truth.
I will cling to the words of the Bible as the truth and not look to man or any relationship that will try and replace the worship in my heart that should be going to God Himself.
I thank you Lord for all you have done to set me free, help me to keep the freedom that Jesus died to give me, In His precious name, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan