Partnership or Not?

Amos 3:3 says, “Can two walk together unless they agree?”

This scripture came to mind during a conversation with a friend.

We were talking about a biblical situation when she gave me her frank opinion on the subject. I didn’t really respond. She asked my opinion and I gave it. I didn’t elaborate. I simply became quiet with my thoughts.

Why did I become quiet? I realized at that moment that we could never partner together in that area. My beliefs were on one end of the spectrum. Hers were on another. I knew I wasn’t moving because it was an area God had taught me about. It was an area He had spoken to me about in great detail. I knew He was showing me I couldn’t partner with this person where this thing was concerned. It made me sad.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 say, “Two are better than one for they have a good reward for their labor.”

I love this scripture. It is truth. However, two cannot walk together, not truly, unless they are in agreement.

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14

I know many people use this scripture when it comes to marriage. However, I do not believe it is for marriage only. I believe it applies to many areas of life.

For instance, you can’t be yoked together in business if you don’t agree on how that business should operate.

You can’t peacefully be yoked together in ministry, if one of you believes one thing the other person believes something else. It’s simply not possible.

You cannot be yoked together on a vacation if one wants to go south and the other wants to go north.

So, why am I saying all this? I am saying this to say, be careful who you are yoked with. Use wisdom in whom you partner with.

Yoked doesn’t only mean joined together. The meaning of yoked is, to be confined in a yoke. There is a confining when you are tied together with someone. Make sure that someone is on the same page you are.

Especially make sure they believe the same things you believe, biblically speaking. If not, it will cause you a world of problems.

I know this truth from experience. I once went into business with a person from my church. Because they were from my church, I assumed we held the same beliefs. We did not. They believed you could ‘tithe’ whatever amount you felt you could. I knew the tithe was ten percent of everything that came into the business. We were not equally yoked and it was the beginning of the end.

It was a very expensive lesson for me. One I will never forget. One I will never repeat.

Two are better than one, for they have a good reward for their labor. This too is a true statement. Two are better. Find someone whom you can be totally in agreement with and then move forward. Make sure you agree on all the important things. No one will agree on everything, but you should agree on the important issues. You must agree on foundational issues. Especially biblical beliefs.

Once you find that person you can agree with, biblically, great power is released on your behalf. Matthew 18:19 says; “Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven.”

It is true that you can’t partner with just anyone. Find someone you can partner with. When agreement is in place, true agreement, you can move mountains! You can and you will.

 

“There are many things in the Bible that won’t make sense to your natural mind, but you have to trust God.”

Kim Potter

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