Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Issue
The following posts are part of the Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Issue. Articles that are in this issue contain information about horror-scopes, gossip, being unequally yoked, and what to do if or when your pastor cheats.full course
Unequally Yoked by Angela WhiteheadEstimated Reading Time: 3 minutes
It is estimated that Americans eat 76.5 billion eggs a year [according to the American Egg Board]! That’s a lot of cracking! Perhaps eggs are so popular because they can be used in so many ways. They can be fried, scrambled, boiled, poached, and added to a variety of dishes. Eggs take little time to prepare and are a pretty good bargain at the grocery store. But do eggs have anything to do with being unequally yoked? Technically, no. But they can be used to show the importance of choosing friends.
2 Corinthians 6:14 [KJV] says,
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
In life, everyone chooses friends. Some friends are believers and some are not. When you enter into a relationship with someone you probably don’t ask yourself: “Should I scramble my eggs with this person?”
But what if you choose to scramble your eggs with your new friend? Your shell is cracked open right from the start and your protective covering is tossed to the side. You and your friend are whipped and beaten. What you believe and what they believe are blended together and forced to coexist. Here come those jalapeños and chilies! You still don’t like them and want out before this omelet is cooked, but you can already feel the searing heat from the skillet. You and your friend are poured out and scrambled together. In a matter of minutes, you are on the plate with no way to tell where you begin and your friend ends.
The Bible warns us about being bound together with unbelievers for good reason. When we partner in deep relationships, other people become a part of us. When those people don’t share our beliefs, someone will compromise. Your light and their darkness cannot exist together. Don’t risk dimming your light or snuffing it out all together for a relationship that goes against God’s word. Instead, be careful when choosing friends.
The Bible says,
“The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.” (Proverbs 12:26, KJV)
Don’t choose friends that will lead you astray. Pick carefully, and don’t scramble your eggs with just anyone.
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