Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6.14
You arrive home after dark. You unlock your door and walk into your home. What is the first thing that you are likely to do? Turn on the light! After you turn on the light, do you see a room filled with light or dark? Well, as long as your lightbulb is still working, you will see a room that is lighted. Light and darkness do not exist side by side.
Yet, many people who profess to be Christians (light) try to exist side by side with people in the world (darkness). Paul writes to the Corinthians using several opposites that express this contrast vividly in chapter 6, verses 14-16: righteousness, lawlessness; light, darkness; Christ, Beliar; believer, unbeliever; God, idols. When we look at these terms, we see that they have nothing in common.
However, in life, we fail many times to give these partnerships the concern and caution that they require. So often, the Christian’s faith is weakened by the daily barrage of Satan’s darts and the soul is lost eternally because of the partnerships that were unwisely formed here on earth.