Day 246: The Dating Game

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7
Psalm 47:1-9
Proverbs 22:16
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? – 2 Cor 6:14

It is important to date someone who loves Jesus as much as you do. It’s not always easy to hold out for a Christian boyfriend or girlfriend, but it makes a difference!

When my wife and I started dating, we instantly knew something was different. Both of us had been in past relationships with people who were not committed Christians; and the result was hurt and heartache. Because we were both committed Christians when we started dating, we instantly connected. All the tough conversations that had been “make or break” in past relationships weren’t difficult; they were easy! Because we both loved Jesus with all our hearts, we were instantly in agreement.

Paul says a believer who dates an unbeliever is “unequally yoked.” A yoke is a piece of farming equipment used to bind two oxen together so they can help pull a plow. When you marry someone, you are both working together to get stuff done. But if one of you just won’t pull your weight, guess what happens? One person does all the work, and you go around in circles! It will be impossible to do what God has called you to do unless you both work together.

Don’t be unequally yoked. Learn from my experience: dating someone who doesn’t love Jesus isn’t worth it! Hold out for the perfect companion God has for you. He is coming, in Jesus’ name!

Prayer:

Father, strengthen me to pursue healthy relationships. I thank You for the strong Christian couples You have put in my life as an example. Help me to learn from them, and benefit from their experience!

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See commentary from this day in 2014: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-246-draw-near-to-hear/

See commentary from this day in 2015: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-246-sing-praises/

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