When we share in something with others we reveal our approval of whatever it is. As we share in involvement with others we have brought ourselves into fellowship with whatever that is. Sometimes we are challenged in life by some of the circles of participation in which we are drawn. In some of those there may be wholehearted involvement, while in others there may be some discomfort in what cannot be fully embraced. Such is part of the experience of life in this world where God and His Will are not always being acknowledged and accepted. To be completely free from some of that interaction we would have to be taken completely out of this world. (note 1 Corinthians 5:10) Still, there needs to be recognition of what does not fit together and where our true fellowship exists. Though we have been called to be at peace with all as far as it depends on us (Romans 12:18) — and though some urge the acceptance of all ideologies as if they were on an equal plane — there are things which have no compatibility at all!
In his second letter to the church at Corinth, Paul stated. . .“
(14) Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? (15) What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-15 ESV)
We must remain mindful of that with which our life is being identified or allied so as to not be strongly influenced and moved by whatever is out of place with our life in Christ. As oil and water do not mix, neither do righteousness and lawlessness. Though we would hope and work to help unbelievers around us to come to believe, there are aspects of our Christian life in which they presently do not share. Christ is to remain the Sovereign over every aspect of our life so as to guard us against being influenced by the world around us. It is to Him we are to be yoked. (Matthew 11:29) Our portion is with Him, not the world and the things of it which will all be left behind. Therefore, as we continue to walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5), let us remember light is more powerful than darkness.
John encouraged. . .
“(7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7 ESV)
That is the fellowship and blessing in which we share! Living in the light of the Lord, the light of our life will simply do what light does; shine! May we allow it to continue doing so!
Have a great day LIVING IN A MANNER REVEALING OUR SHARE IS IN CHRIST!