Today’s Reading | 2 Corinthians 6
Guidelines for Dating
Can a saved person marry an unsaved person and it not be considered sin? From today’s reading, we see that the answer is no. But does this passage speak to the issue of dating unsaved people? It does if you understand the principles involved. Look closely at what it says. Paul gives us the reasons why God forbids a believer being yoked together with an unbeliever in marriage and in other relationships. He says it is because we have nothing in common with unbelievers (vs 14). We can’t have real fellowship with them (vs 14), we find no harmony (vs 15) and we find no agreement with the unsaved (vs 16). In other words, all the things that are involved in a good dating relationship could not be possible between a saved person and an unsaved person. How can we enjoy dating someone with whom we have nothing in common, can have no real fellowship with, have no harmony and no possibility of agreement. While this passage does not say that dating the unsaved is wrong, it gives solid reasons to discourage it. We need to love, reach out to, and seek to win the unsaved. However, dating the unsaved can at best be confusing and at worst dangerous. Are you willing to do what is best?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?