Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 2 Corinthians 6:14

Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14 (NLT)

Yesterday we talked about desiring a relationship and how that desire is a good thing. God placed in us the desire for a relationship. However, we do have to use some caution about who we get into a relationship with.

Relationships can alter the path and trajectory of your life. If you’re dating someone who doesn’t love God, it can make it harder for you to put importance on your relationship with God.

I remember a time when I was at Bible college. There was a guy I was interested in dating who was there studying youth ministry, which was a passion of mine at the time. All things pointed to this being a great relationship. However, as I got to know him more, I realized that he didn’t really have a heart after God.

His relationship with Jesus wasn’t the biggest priority in life. Yes, he was a Christian, but he wasn’t following after God the way I wanted to. I realized that even though he was a Christian and headed down a path that was similar to one that I wanted to go down, he wasn’t a person I should seriously date. Even though it was hard, I had to stop the relationship.

Today’s Truth: Date people who love Jesus as you do.

Dating for Teens

The truth is, it’s better to be single than in a relationship with someone who isn’t following God the way you are. If their heart isn’t after the things of God, it’s going to make a marriage and family difficult because you’re going to be pulling in two different directions.

So as you go after relationships, make sure that the people you date are ones who love Jesus like you. Also, find out if they are headed in the same direction as you are. That will make things so much easier. Determine to not settle for just ok in your dating relationships. Realize how important you are to God and decide to wait for the best that He has for you.


Pray: Jesus, I ask for your help when it comes to dating. Help me find good relationships that are focused on you and that challenge me to love you more. In your name, I pray, Amen.


Questions

  1. When looking for someone to date, do you look for people who have a real relationship with Jesus?
  2. How can you help yourself remember to stay content when waiting for a godly relationship?

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