The Apostle James wrote to all those who are double minded. To be double minded means "to have double vision". Those who have double vision are those who have a vision for the Kingdom of God, but also a vision for success in this life. Being a success in the eyes of the world means being a failure in the sight of God. Luke recorded Jesus' words:
"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Luke 16:13
The word mammon means "treasure or riches". We cannot serve God and seek the riches of the world. This exposes our double mindedness. James declared:
"Draw night to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded." James 4:8
If we are to take part in God's kingdom, then we need to draw nigh unto God. We need to have clean hands and a pure heart. We must become single minded. If we expect God's perfect peace, we must keep our thoughts upon Him at all times. Otherwise we will miss what God has planned for those who love Him. James made it clear:
"A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." James 1:8
If we are double minded we are unstable in God's ways and we are unstable in the ways of the world. On Mt. Carman Elijah put this same question before all Israel:
"And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word." I Kings 18:21
Choose you today whom you will serve. If you want the things God has to offer, serve Him. If you desire the things of this life, serve them. The Lord would say, "Cease this double mindedness".
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