Don't Be Double-Minded
Psalm 119:113 I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.
Okay, today it’s time to call a spade a spade. Fact: most of the people who say that they believe in Jesus, don’t read the Bible on a regular basis. Fact: most of the people who believe in Jesus, when push comes to shove, will go with instinct over and above what God’s Word says […]
Okay, today it’s time to call a spade a spade.
Fact: most of the people who say that they believe in Jesus, don’t read the Bible on a regular basis. Fact: most of the people who believe in Jesus, when push comes to shove, will go with instinct over and above what God’s Word says in making a decision – be it a small one, or a big one. Fact: most of the people who believe in Jesus are suffering through the consequences of sin that could have been avoided, if only they’d given God’s Word sway in their hearts.
I wonder, are you like “most Christians”, who don’t take God’s Word seriously enough to allow it to be the guiding light in your life? I’m not here to give you a guilt trip. I am here, simply to help you make your mind up.
I hate the double-minded, but I love your law. (Psalm 119:113)
There you have the person who wrote that psalm, saying to God, I am so sick of the double-minded. I’ve made up my mind God. I love your Word. I love what you have to say. I love the way that I can be rock solid in my faith, no matter what this world throws at me, because I am a man of your Word. That’s the effect of what he’s saying to God.
Are you in a position to be able to say that to God? Or, to be blunt, are you swinging this way and that.
Well, you know God, I’d love to be like that but reading the Bible, every day, I’m a bit busy you know and I have a lot of pressures you know and … but then, I hear a message at church and I realise I should read my Bible, but then life takes over again and, well, God, you know how it is.
You see, double-mindedness doesn’t work.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1:5-8)
It’s time to make up your mind. Are you going to be a man or woman of God’s Word, or not? Do you want to live a powerful, victorious life for Jesus, or not? Do you want to have God’s Wisdom, God’s guidance, or not? Do you want the joy and peace that Jesus died and rose again to give you, or not?
Because let me tell you, the “or not” quite simply is not God’s will for your life. It’s just not.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.