“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14
Although God does not specifically say in His Word whether we should have a non-Christian partner in business, He does provide us many things to consider.
An important question to ask: is a business partnership a yoke, or is it not? As I researched and read commentaries, it was obvious there were some who believed a yoke refers to predominantly marriage and some who believed it referred to relationships outside of marriage (like a partnership). Two different interpretations and two different opinions.
So, what is the next step for you? Specifically defining what a yoke is to you may give you further insight into how to apply it to the question of considering a business partnership with a non-Christian. Take time to review the list below.
As I look back on my partnership and the initial days of establishing it, I never imagined it would not last. We thankfully had an exit strategy, but it was stressful.
This week take time to wisely consider the above five questions. Meditate on each one and ask God for insight and understanding. I pray this will help you reflect on truly what partnership may mean. If you have answered “yes” to any of the above, then ask God for wisdom and speak to trusted friends for more direction on what the right thing is to do. If your answer to having a partner is “yes” then be sure to read next week’s memo on what to be looking for (and not) in a potential partner.
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Bonny, Christian Women at Work