Unequal Partners
By: Rick Boxx
February 11, 2013

Years ago, Jerry attended a Bible study of mine where we discussed being unequally yoked in business. Jerry left that evening in disagreement. He shared with me that his two business partners weren’t Christians, yet he’d rather do business with them than most Christians he knew.

Months later, Jerry called and said, “I should have listened to your thoughts on being unequally yoked. My two partners just voted me out of the partnership, because of my religious views.”

Paul taught in 2 Corinthians 6:14, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”

There’s nothing wrong with working for unbelievers, but when it comes to a yoked relationship like a partnership, Paul’s advice is sound.

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