God had finally given me the courage to end my relationship with *Duncan, a non-believer.I knew that she had been praying for my mother’s salvation too.Said another way, the believer won't steer the unbeliever into godliness; the unbeliever will steer the believer away from obedience.This is why Paul quotes in 2Cor -17 from the Law in reminding the church that the Lord ordered believers to separate themselves from committed associations with unbelievers to avoid their negative influences.Paul says: The command of scripture is that a believer not be bound together with unbelievers.The Greek word translated into bound is heterozugeo, which literally means to be yoked together in a single team.
The oxen team would eventually go astray, leaving the straight rows and meandering off course.
Day by day, we became closer and we started hanging out exclusively.
I shared my troubles at work with him and I enjoyed his company as he listened to me.
My mother eventually converted to Christianity when I was nine and I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior when I was 16.
I have always been amazed at my dad’s boldness in marrying a non-believer, and his patience and trust in God to make the flower bloom as he planted the seed of God’s love in my mother’s heart. Duncan and I were colleagues and we worked on many projects together.
When a farmer prepared to plow his field, he yoked two oxen together to pull the plow blade through the soil.