“Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” -James 4:4
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
Don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers because you cannot go hand-in-hand on spiritual matters with unbelievers and will most likely end up compromising truth. (vs. 14)
1)vs. 14- What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? How can right and wrong go together? They can’t.
Our righteousness is found in Christ alone. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Unbelievers don’t have that righteousness. (Matthew 7:23)
2)vs. 14- What communion hath light with darkness?
Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:9- When you’re shining and zealous for good works, you’re peculiar. People become thirsty for what makes you different: the Gospel.
3)vs. 15- What communion does Christ have with Belial (=worthless)?
Satan is worthless. Jesus alone is worthy.
4)vs. 16-18- What agreement hath the temple of God with idols?
Behind every idol we make in our mind is demonic doctrine. (2 Kings 21:1-16; John 1:12)
Because of these promises, fear Him and mature in holiness. (7:1)