Meditations From the Heart
7/29/16 at 06:03 AM 0 Comments

Self Examination

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2 Corinthians 6:14 reads as follows: “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; ....”. Why? The verse continues “..... for what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”
V15: And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
V16: And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? ......

What kind of fellowship - companionship, community of interest - can a righteousness person have with an unrighteousness one? Living righteously is having fairness, uprightness, integrity, compassion, love and the like. Read Galatians 5:22, 23. Unrighteous living involves lying, stealing, dishonest behavior, deception etc. Galatians 5:19-21. Can a righteous person and an unrighteous person be one in fellowship? No.

What communion - sharing - has light with darkness? Light and darkness cannot be together. As soon as light appears, darkness disappears. There can be no sharing between light and darkness. There is no common interest. Light disperses darkness. When the light goes out darkness appears. A child of darkness and a child of The Light cannot commune as one.

What accord or harmony has Christ with Belial? Belial is a title for a worthless person. Read 2 Chronicles 13:6-16. Is there any harmony between our Lord Jesus Christ and Satan? No. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Prince of peace – this is just one of his credentials. Satan is the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience. Ephesians 2:1-2

What part does he who believes has with an unbeliever? A believer is a child of God. An unbeliever is a child of Satan. A believer cannot be a missing component of an unbeliever. A believer in Jesus Christ and an unbeliever cannot be “soul mates”.

What agreement has the temple of God with idols? None. Every child of God is a temple of the living God and God dwells in us. Verse 16 continues: ....For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said: "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

How can I know if I am unequally paired up with an unbeliever; or if I am too heavily involved in a relationship with an unbeliever? I must examine my interactions with those persons or that person. When I am in their presence, does my behavior compromise who I am in Christ? Am I afraid to speak about my Lord – Jesus Christ in their presence? Am I comfortable with who I am in Christ in their presence?

The answer lies within us.

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