Couple B could be on “Spiritual Connection Level 4” together and be equally yoked. She said that as long as he attends church regularly and that he is a praying man then that’s enough for her.
Let’s say that we have an individual on “Spiritual Connection Level 7” who wants to marry an individual on “Spiritual Connection Level 5.” Should they get married? They will need to agree on what level they both can share a spiritual connection for God. She is figuring out what the lowest level of spiritual connection a man must have with God in order for her to be in a relationship with that man.
For one Oxen to plough the field on its own, is a big job, but two ploughing the field with similar strength, makes for much easier work.
However, you wouldn't yoke an oxen and a dog together now would you?
Having things in common does not mean that you are equally yoked. For example one person can go to church and another person may not be attending church and they could still be equally yoked if they are believers who share a spiritual connection with God.
If you are not equally yoked can you still get married? (The person that does not go to church needs to be in fellowship with other Christians at some capacity on a regular basis.) I am a relationship expert but I can’t tell you if you are equally yoked to another person because I don’t know how you know God. I definitely can’t tell you anything about the spiritual connection to God that you share with your partner either.
The promises linked with our obedience to this command, tells us why we are commanded not to yoke ourselves with unbelievers because we hinder His presence..
The Yoke not only keeps them in one accord, it keeps them fit for purpose.
Couple A could be on “Spiritual Connection Level 8” together and be equally yoked. ” The answer is NO but the problem is that if I said yes, too many people would believe me. She recognizes that the man that she may marry may not want to be in church all the time.They no longer walk individually, but fastened together by the yoke, so therefore they walk as one.Believe it or not, the yoke makes the burden lighter.We live in a world where everything is negotiable, and must be discussed – there are no longer any absolutes and everyone must have an opinion.Yet when you give your life to Christ, God’s word is now your truth, your 'opinion' and your foundation.We approach it as if it can be negotiated; as if the state of the world or our marital status gives us permission to negate God’s word, as if God’s word bends to our wants, needs and desires.There’s nowhere in His word where He says ‘I understand there’s a lack of Christian men/women, so go ahead and join with an unbelieving partner’. God's word speaks of believers being in a marriage with unbelievers and if one of the spouses becomes a Christian in marriage they are instructed to stay, (1 Corinthians -17) but we are not told to knowingly walk into a relationship with the awareness that they are an unbeliever. I get tired too and as a young Christian, I would walk into dating relationships that I knew God didn’t want me to be in.It is important that each of us figure out how spiritual or religious we would like for our partners to be before we have a partner.If you don’t know what you want spiritually your yoke is going to be messed up.I have heard people say that they were not equally yoked with someone because of a different upbringing, decision making process, beliefs, finances, education, location and even appearance.That stuff has nothing to do with being equally yoked!