Two different animals shouldn’t be yoked together on the plow.In Judaism, the ox was considered clean, whereas the donkey was considered unclean. It’s such a common thing that either you’ve heard of it or are caught up in it yourself! It is the seemingly endless habit many couples have in which they will fight and makeup on a regular basis. It makes for great movies, but what works for a 90-minute Hollywood hit is a no-go in the real world.What I mean is this: if fighting in your dating world means hitting, pushing, shoving, name calling, yelling, manipulating, or anything rude that occurs on a consistent basis then, of course, turn walk away. In bad relationships, bad things happen and will continue to happen if you let them. Wisdom always does now what brings satisfaction later. It’s perfectly healthy to forgive, but it’s not OK to be unwise.
If you put them together, the plow will probably go in a circle instead of straight, because they are not equally matched.
For you, being smart means that after you leave the relationship you shouldn’t go back!
When God gave the Israelites an exodus opportunity, they took it. If your relationship is even slightly abusive, consider this your sign to exit the relationship NOW!
Perhaps the Israelites felt like there weren’t enough women, or there weren’t enough men to go around.
However they rationalized it, the Israelites formed covenants between themselves and people who neither knew nor served God. Over and over in Scripture we see this theme repeated.