Doubly Unstable

Balancing Act

A double minded man has weights on both sides, making him unstable (Photo credit: Digitalnative)

Proverbs 11:1 says “A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.”

I want to talk a bit today about stability. Now I know that the verse above is talking about scales used in money exchange and such like, but I want to apply it to something else.

James 1:8 says “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways

From this verse in James we see a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. From the verse in Proverbs we see that a false balance is abomination to the Lord. Now today I want to link these two verses together to make a point about stability.

Firstly we’ll look at a double minded man. Being double minded is the idea of having a foot in each camp. A double minded man could be a Christian with one foot in church and one foot in sin or an unsaved man with one foot in sin and one foot in church. Now in either case these men are going to run into trouble sooner or later. If they are being influenced by two different worlds they are going to get torn apart. Notice also that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Not just one area is affected, being double minded affects every inch of someone’s life.

Secondly notice that a false balance is abomination to the Lord. A double minded man is going to have a false balance in his life. You cannot have a foot in either camp without deceiving someone along the way to hide where the other foot is.

So what is a double minded man to do? Simple, turn his double mindedness into single mindedness. The person in question is going to have to make a decision as to where they want to be. They simply cannot survive in two places. Now when a person decides what path they are going on they become balanced. Single minded people will be stable in all their ways. They have one focus and one aim which they can completely devote too. This is the Lords delight. When a just weight is found then is the Lord delighted. No more deception occurs. No more two faced people. Just focus.

So let me ask you today, how is your mind? Are you living two lives and hiding one from the other with deceit? Are you being an abomination to the Lord by putting yourself out of balance?

As you go about your day today ask yourself where your focus is. Ponder on your singleness of mind and if there is any double-ness sort it out. Fix your balance and restore your stability. – A.


Posted on August 20, 2012, in Andrew's Thoughts for the Day and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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