Who Are Your Friends?
2 Corinthians 6:14: "Do not be unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and lawlessness have in common? What fellowship has light with darkness?"
If you go into a dark room where does the darkness go? It disappears it must leave. It can only return when the light is removed or the light switch is turned off. Darkness and light cannot occupy the same space. So is the same in the life of someone who belongs to Jesus.
The million-man march upon Washington some time ago placed Christians and pagan and false religions in the same group. This is not what God means by fellowship. As Christians our goal is to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ not to have communion with other religions. "For to be yoked with unbelievers means nothing less than to have fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness and to hold out a hand to unbelievers to signify fellowship with them.
Jesus was the type of man who marched to his own drumbeat. He had a mission to do and was not detoured from the path. He did not take up every cause and popular political movement in the land. He was on this earth to do his Father's business. Though he ate with the publican and the sinner, he was their example and he never condoned any sinful act. We are not to form any covenant relationships or alliance with unbelievers and to share in their activities that violate the covenant obligations a Christian has with God
A believer in Christ Jesus has been justified by God and have been made the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Ephesians chapter 5:7-8"Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light." We are to hate iniquity and to love righteousness as Jesus exemplified in his life (Hebrew 1:9)
For the believer of the gospel of Jesus Christ to have fellowship with God the Father and his Son Jesus is the greatest joy we can have (1 John 1:4).
Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12), and through the gospel that true light enlightens mankind (John 1:9). Light and fellowship work together. Light and darkness cannot share the same space. Not only is darkness devoid of any light but also of love. 1 John 2:11 "But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes."
Christians have nothing in common with the unbeliever. We have been transformed we have a new goal and aim in life, which is to please God. The world does not seek to please God but it desires to please itself. With our new spiritual thinking we are to come out from the world and its old ways. We are to take on a new identity and life in Christ and be separated from the past. All things have become new the bible tells us.
God desire holiness from his people. He expects his children to trust him and obey. If we expect God to be a Father unto us, and to call us sons and daughters we must walk in the light, as Jesus is the light.
In Christ Jesus,
Dale ThompsonReturn to Message Page