Integrity Moments - Feb. 5, 2013



Unequally Yoked – Part II
By: Rick Boxx
February 5, 2013

Occasionally I’m asked by an employee of an unbeliever if I think they should quit their job because they’re “unequally yoked.”

This stretches the concept beyond what the Apostle Paul intended. To be yoked with someone means you’re involved in a covenantal or contractual relationship.

An employer/employee relationship is one in which you have the ability to leave should you feel your values are undermined. This is difficult in a contractual relationship.

In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul teaches us not to associate with believers who are immoral. He goes on to say, “Not at all meaning the people of this worldwho are immoral... In that case you would have to leave this world.”

There are unique cases, but being unequally yoked is rarely an excuse for leaving your employer.

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