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Daily Devotional

Unequally Yoked

Read 2 Chronicles 17:1 through 21:20

Many Christians form partnerships with unbelievers. If the unbeliever engages in questionable behavior, the Christian could lose finances and reputation simply by association.

 

The Bible says not to “team up with unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Jehoshaphat should have followed that godly counsel.

 

Jehoshaphat enjoyed great riches and high esteem, and he made an alliance with Ahab of Israel by having his son marry Ahab’s daughter (2 Chronicles 18:1).

 

King Jehoshaphat almost lost his life because of his foolish alliance with a wicked king. In 2 Chronicles 17:3, readers find these words, “The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father’s early years.” Yet, as other kings before him, he chose to stray from God’s ways and suffered the consequences.

 

Christians will also face consequences if they do not obey God’s command regarding unequal partnerships. Whether in business or marriage, let us seek to link only with those who follow the Lord.

 

Prayer Suggestion: Ask God to guide you in your 

relationships.

Quicklook: 2 Chronicles 18:1–3, 28–34