Light and Darkness

April 14, 2024

Series: 2 Corinthians

Because you are the temple of the Living God, don’t yoke yourselves with spiritual darkness. In 2 Corinthians, Paul addresses this problem with the Corinthian church. In vv. 14-16, he exhorts them to have no fellowship with darkness, by which he means to avoid having intimate, committed, life covenants with unbelievers. When Christians do, then it bears bad fruit and will pull Christians away from God and into darkness. We can, however, still have friendships and relationships with unbelievers without partaking in their sins or worldviews. Rather, we are to set ourselves apart by living according to the tenets and promises of God (6:17-7:1). The promises are that God will indwell us, we will have favor in Christ, and we will have sonship. Therefore, clean yourself from the defilement of the works and pursue holiness.