Unequal yoking or bonding. What is it and why is there so much hulabaloo about it? Well let’s take it slowly and gradually so any misconception about what it is or it’s not can be cleared up.
First, let’s try to find out what equal means. Equal can mean similar or leveled; to be comparable with no defects or effects. Thus unequal can mean difference or with effects or defects.Okay so what is a yoke? In simple terms we can call a yoke a bond. Historically and biblically; a yoke was a wooden crosspiece fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull. A yoke can also be called a burden.
Let’s try to see if we can do a little bit of chemistry. In chemistry, a bond is the rearrangement of electrons in two atoms that generates a force causing them to be “fastened”, bound together to form a molecule.(Hold onto that thought for later)
Rewind to the beginning of the world in the Garden of Eden.Genesis 2:21-25.We find that before Eve was even made manifest, God had created Eve in Adam. There was Eve already “bond”, “yoked” to Adam before God made her a living being. It is not surprising that Adam rightly calls her; “bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh. Question is why did God bond them together before manifesting the other?
Now, why do atoms like to bind and rearrange their electrons? Apart from the obvious purpose of forming a molecule which is stronger than the individual atoms, it is also because it wants to able to generates a force which hitherto it did not possess as separate atoms.
I hope it is quite obvious to you that God in his wisdom designed everything that scientist have discovered and is yet to find. God is a spirit who carries force and hence he put bits of his attribute s in everything that he created more especially in humans.
Do you get it now? God’s primary purpose for creating humans was for fellowship and relationship, most importantly with himself and then with each other. This is the reason why there is a desire in every man and woman to be in community, association with others and then the insatiable hunger and desire for God often misplaced in money, sex and power.
We like to yoke, bind and fasten to each other. However, since the fall of man, the yoking together also means that each individual has a burden and so we carry different burdens based on culture, race,family, upbringing and environment.We try to bind our burdens together for fellowship which either soothes our burdens or sadly sometimes aggravates it.
TO BE CONTINUED…….