James 1:8... The Meaning.

In the Bible, the book of James talks about a Double Minded person. This is the best explanation.

James is not only emphasizing the type of person who prays with a doubting faith; he is making the point that this kind of person is not just inconsistent in faith regarding his prayers, he is inconsistent in everything he does.

In the gospel account of Jesus’ life and ministry He was once challenged by one of the Pharisees, a teacher of the law, who asked,

Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? (Matthew 22:36)

The next verse says,

And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37)

If we follow Jesus’ teaching that the most important thing a person can do is to love God with all his heart, soul, and mind, then we can’t also be double minded. If our love of self or things of the world take on equal or greater importance than our love for God, then we are double minded. These things have become idols to us and we must turn away from them. As Christians we cannot allow our focus to be distracted. We must always walk facing Him. We must turn over all of our thoughts and desires to Him. Only then will we be stable and have the peace that passes all understanding, a peace that the world doesn’t know.

Footnote:  Alot of so called "Christians" are doubleminded when they care more for Worldly pleasures rather than what Jesus represents. Every household in America and in most of the world have a Television. They watch Vampire movies, Ghost Hunters, New Movies such as Dark Shadows, and Harry Potter and any other program that opens doors to the enemy and then say they love Jesus with all their Heart. That to me is a Double-Minded person.

JB4J JB4J
51-55, F
3 Responses May 9, 2012

How close can we get to the place of surrendering it all to God..<br />
not all christian have gotten to that place..<br />
The grace of God will grant us the strength to run this race and help Christians to see they cannot serve God and still want to be part of this world.

I think that the Christian life is one of struggle against the influences of the world and something we just have to keep working at. There but for the grace of God go I.

amen