Light and Darkness
2 Corinthians 6:15 – What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?
Light would always be a bad fit around darkness, not just because light dissipates darkness, but also because it is impossible for light and darkness to be together. If you turn the light on in a dark room, the room would be covered in light, the two entities cannot just be together, so any situation that puts both of them together would be regarded as wierd or abnormal.
Being a believer, you are a totally different person from an unbeliever. You both live in the same world with the same experiences, but spiritually you are led by two different forces. It’s inevitable not to interact with unbelievers though, in fact you should, and should do so in love, but becoming a partner with one may not be a great move…now I’m not speaking of business partnership, because there is nothing wrong with having a business partner who is an unbeliever, especially one who understands business, but by partner, I am speaking of a person who actively influences some life decisions you make. Someone you learn from.
It will never be a great mix, it’ll almost be absurd to be a believer, and to spend your time feeding off unhealthy content from someone who is not. Well this isn’t limited to just unbelievers though, but even believer’s who appear to be a negative influence should be avoided. Mixing light and darkness would only produce chaos.
When you become partners with people of questionable character, it would always rub off on you, or when you partner with people with a certain trait, either negative or positive, it has a way of forming in you as well. A good example is being around someone who always makes faithless statements, sooner or later, you’ll find yourself losing faith or speaking in a similar way.
1 Corinthians 15:33 – Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”
I’ve heard many people say that your constant company doesn’t really matter, but that’s not so true…the scripture above started by saying “don’t be fooled”, you shouldn’t be fooled, when you partner with the wrong people it’ll always have a negative effect on you. You are light, make light your partner as well.
Lord Jesus, teach me to always be around the right people, lead me to people who will help me become who you desire I become, amen.
Author – Gem