Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
Pretty much all Christians know what this scripture means, if you’re a single Christian I’m sure you’ve heard it before. But what does it mean to be unequally yoked?
Back in the day before the tractor people used oxen, mules or horses to pull carts, plows and whatever else needed pulling. Farmers had to make do with the animals on hand, many times your two animals were not the same size, so the larger animal carried the entire load or the burden of pulling the plow. While the smaller or lessor animal walked along beside and just kept the larger animal company.
In the relationship being the burden carrier can be a very hard task to bare. Notice that the Christian in the relationship will be the one to carry the burden. Which reminds of the scripture: 'No rest for the weary.' Which means: One’s heavy workload or lack of tranquility is due to one’s own choices, or one’s sinful life.
Well, here’s the good news, that is not actually a verse in the bible. Jesus will carry your burden for you:
Jesus said “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I Am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Many times praying for people I’ve had a vision where I see Jesus taking a yoke and placing it on His shoulders. What an Awesome God We Serve! When you feel so exhausted and at your wit’s end with spouse, family or your job, ask Jesus to give you rest. Believe me, you will feel the weight lift off your shoulders.