Two paths or one?
What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
2 Corinthians 6:15
Paul asks the question quoted above: “what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?” And the answer could often be: “well, quite a lot actually!” But at the heart of what Paul is getting at, is that you won’t have in common the most important thing in your life – and that is your walk with Jesus.
If you’ve entered through the small gate, stick to the path ahead of you. Find your delight in the One who has walked it before you already. This must fill our vision. Not the lures of relationships with those walking a completely different path to your own.
One of the biggest issues we faced when we were thinking about relationships as a youth group, was whether a Christian should go out with someone who isn’t born again.
This issue more than any other got them all talking!
There were all sorts of opinions, but most of it seemed to come down to the idea that there just weren’t enough pretty girls or cute boys around who believed that Jesus was their saviour. So that’s why we ended with this post – what relationship means the most to us – our earthly ones or the one with our Saviour and King?
But why is it that in this area of our lives people are so prone to compromising their faith? It’s no doubt the biggest thing in most people’s life – who will I marry – but it’s also one of the most common things that causes a Christian to leave the narrow path and head back to the broad road to destruction.
I don’t have the stats, but from my own experience, Christians who begin a relationship with an unbeliever nearly always are weakened in their own faith or abandon it all together. It’s rare for an unbeliever to find their saviour through going out with a Christian.
But you may be different.
You may be special.
Could you be the one to go against all the stats and not let the fluffy feelings of love come between you and your Saviour?
You could be. But why risk it?
Why play with people’s emotions and your own. Why wander to the very edge of the narrow path and play in the ditch between you and the broad road?
There is one path we have chosen to walk down; walk down it boldly – down the centre. Don’t seek after things that don’t belong on the path – for what do they have in common with you?