Successfully, unequally yoked

In her book When He Doesn’t Believe, Nancy Kennedy describes the challenge of serving Christ without the support of her spouse.  It is book of both honesty and hope.  Christians are not naive about the difficulties ahead for those who “become one” with someone who does not share our love for Christ.  “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers” (2 Corinthians 6:14)  It is not, however, a circumstance that warrants surrender or self-pity.  Christ is sufficient!  In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul describes the contagious influence of a holy life–on a spouse and on a family.  “The unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife.” (vs 14)  Not another plan of salvation, but certainly an argument for faithfulness to Christ and the influence of such an example.  With or without the encouragement of a partner, may the song on our lips be “though none go with me, I still will follow.”   Let us never forget to pray for those in our fellowship who serve Christ faithfully in this way.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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