“I hate double-minded people, but I love Your law.” (Psalm 119:113)
Fact-filled decisions bring stability to one’s life. All too often, however, decisions are made for the moment. They are based on convenience or what is most acceptable to my friends or what will cause the least conflict.
Never mind whether or not it is the truth, decent, law-agreeing or God-honoring. As long as there will be no ripples or difficulties for anyone, no feathers rumpled or people threatened, “if it feels good — go with it. But don’t let it cause any trouble to anyone.”
Living a life that has no principles rarely has any purpose. To try to be all things to all people and have no direction or goal does no good. It’s like a ship with no rudder or compass. Where the ship docks may or may not be where it was charted to go. But it got “there.”
The Psalmist had some strong words for people with no purpose. He made no apology for those who were unwilling to take a stand: “I hate double-minded people, but I love Your law!”
Double-minded persons are those who are more concerned with popularity than with truth. The Apostle James said that the “double-minded person is unstable in all his ways.” But a person who loves God’s laws and is obedient to them is a person who is straightforward, trustworthy and absolute. The Word of God will lead us to a place in life where we will acknowledge that God is our refuge and shield and in His Word we find eternal life.
It is God’s Word that enables us to be bold and to be a people who are single-minded. God’s Word brings truth.
Help us, Father, to accept the wisdom of Your Word and to become a people who speak with integrity. Keep us from double-mindedness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.