The Bible says: “Happy is the man who fears Jehovah, who takes great pleasure in his commandments.
Unfortunately, many choose the latter—and later regret it.
The Bible warns against being unequally yoked in 2 Corinthians : “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Because the phrase “unequally yoked” can be a bit difficult to understand, I like to read this verse from , a paraphrase of the Bible. ” God gives us this command for our own protection and joy.
In some lands, a complicating factor is that unbelieving parents may demand an elaborate dowry, making it difficult for brothers of modest means to get married. -26) So for the good of his servants, God has directed us to marry only true worshippers. By thus submitting themselves to him as Ruler, they recognize him as the Universal Sovereign.—Prov. You surely want to avoid becoming “unevenly yoked” with someone who could take you away from God. ) Many Christians today have obeyed God’s time-proven protective directive and have come to realize that they have taken the wise course. * a sister in Australia, explains what happened when she began dating an unbeliever: “I missed a lot of meetings just to be with him.
Considering such obstacles, a sister may feel that the possibility of finding a mate “in the Lord” is slim. My spirituality dropped drastically.” Ratana in India became romantically involved with a classmate who started to study the Bible.
She says: “I kept telling myself that since Jehovah is a ‘happy God,’ our happiness does not depend on whether we are married or not.