A Double-Minded Man – Myles Munroe

February 4
If any 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. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. (James 1:5–8, emphasis added) A person who is “doubleminded” and “unstable in all he does” demonstrates unholiness by the inconsistency between what he says and what he actually believes and does. God says to us, in effect, “If you ask Me for something and then doubt that I will give it, don’t even think you will receive it.”
If God were not true to His Word, He would be acting in an unholy way. Because we know God is holy, we can believe He will fulfill what He has promised. Since God is holy, we, too, must be holy to receive answers to prayer. Note that only when the followers of Jesus were of one accord was the Holy Spirit given to them. (See Acts 2:1 NKJV.) Double-mindedness is the opposite of holiness and integrity. Again, if you have integrity, then your words, actions, and beliefs are consistent. If you tell God you believe Him, but act in the opposite way, you lack integrity, purity, and holiness. You are double-minded. “That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:7).
Prayer:
Father, I do not want to be a double-minded believer. I will stay in Your Word and believe it. You are faithful and true, and You will fulfill what You have promised. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: If you seek God with all your heart, mind, and conscience, He promises that you will find Him.
Reading: Exodus 34–35; Matthew 22:23–46
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