|Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or for what fellowship can light have with darkness. ~2 Corinthians 6:14
I noticed after talking to some Christians that some of us try to avoid interacting with unsaved people. I asked one of them why she chose to stay away from non Christians, and she said that because the Bible says that we should not be yoked together with unbelievers. It is true that the Bible does say this, but it also says that Christ interacted with sinners all the time. He said that he did not come to help the saved, but the unsaved. (A doctor doesn’t treat the well, they cater to the sick)
The word yoke means something that binds or unites. We can’t win souls for Christ if we stay away from those that need to be saved. We just need to learn to be careful not to yoke ourselves with them and get pulled down; instead we should befriend them and pull them in. A great preacher I know once said that when we yoke ourselves with unbelievers, we either pull them in or they pull us out. My point is just that we shouldn’t stop interacting with unbelievers because we think it is a sin, God wants us to pull people in, and the only way we can do this is by having some sort of communication with them. We just ought to be very careful and stay prayerful so that we can stay strong enough to pull them in, instead of the other way around. If you feel like your walk with Christ is being affected by a non-believer, then you need to get out of that relationship and give him/her to God.
Mary Magdalene was a sinner, but Jesus’ care and patience turned her around, and she became a great woman of God.
How far do you think you would you have come in this Christian walk if other Christians weren't there for you? How would you have known about Christ if someone never cared about you enough to tell you?
“Let him who is without sin cast the first stone”
Stay blessed and spread the word.