What Does It Mean To Be Yoked?

Today’s scripture contains amazing wisdom. Paul asks the question, “What fellowship can light have with darkness?” Let’s look at the fellowship between light and darkness for a minute. Let’s start out with darkness, and then have light come into the picture. Darkness can no longer exist. How about the opposite, where light exists first? Light exists, darkness tries to enter the picture, but it can’t. They can’t coexist. They can both be real things, in different areas, but within the same vicinity, only one can exist. They don’t work well together.

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

We can apply this principle to the relationship between believers and unbelievers. We can know they exist, we can even be around them so long as our light continues to shine and we do not allow them to extinguish our light. But we should not yoke with believers and darkness. Yoke means to harness, hitch, couple, tether, fasten, attach, join together. So this doesn’t mean that we should not talk to, avoid, or look down upon, unbelievers. It just means that we should be very careful to make sure that we are not attached with them in a significant way.

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I wish I would have taken this lesson to heart before I went into one of my business partnerships. This wisdom would have saved me a whole lot of money. Hard lessons learned. Our basic instructions for life, all exist in God’s Word. Let it fill our hearts and minds, shine into our very being, and upon every area of our lives. God is so good.


Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word. Let it sink into our hearts and minds, and into our very being so that we learn and use this knowledge and revelation. Help us to hear your voice Lord, and follow your teachings, that we might be blessed in this life for your honor and glory. Let your light shine in us, and through us, shining brightly through the darkness. Let us be a light unto your path so that others may know you. Help us today to walk in love and peace and wisdom and joy, all good things that come from you, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Today’s full reading: Ruth 3,4; Psalm 64,65; 2 Corinthians 6

Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:

  • “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – (Psalm 107:1)
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