“That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does” (James 1:7).
Oh how I want to memorize that verse!
Uh, not really …
The term double-minded comes from the Greek work dipsuchos meaning a person with two minds or two souls. A person who can’t make up their mind.
How many times have I read over this verse not really taking into account what it means in light of the verses preceding it?
Verse 5-6 of James 1 says, “If anyone of you lacks wisdom he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
God gives us direction when we ask for it but being double-minded means choosing our own brand of wisdom when the wisdom God has given us isn’t to our liking. Thus the verse we started with, “That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord.”
To shed more light on this verse let’s look at Proverbs 3:5a which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight”
Believing in our own ways instead of accepting God’s ways blinds us to the right path.
Would you read a book with a blindfold on?
Of course not.
Then why would you ask God for wisdom and then not take His advice?
A double-mind makes us blind.
When we ask, expect God to answer, follow the advice He gives and be blessed.
Making Mondays less mundane with a word from the Word.
Looking forward, pressing on and trusting God in every bump and twist in the road.