Double-minded, Double-trouble

I hate the double-minded, but I love Your law. Ps 119:113

Do you know someone that lives a double life? Dr. Jekyll at one time and Mr. Hyde at another.
I know a few that seem to have that appearance.
I recall a woman recently telling me of her abusive ex-husband, who was a pastor. He would get behind the pulpit and preach the love of Jesus and teach how to live the Christian life. She told me she often wanted to stand up and say, “This is not the same man I’m married too! He’s a fake!”

This double behavior can begin early and seen in the life of Christian teens. Christian author, Erin Davis wrote,

“While doing research for Lies Young Women Believe, we discovered that many young women are using media to lead double lives. Most of the girls we interviewed said that they thought it was okay to be one person at home and a different person with others … especially online. We found that professing Christian girls were often likely to gossip, use mild to wild profanity, talk causally about sex, send or receive illicit text messages, and target other girls with mean and aggressive comments while online. These same girls sang in the praise team at their church, led small group Bible studies, and gushed about how important their faith was to them. They were one person online and someone else entirely at church, at home, or with their Christian friends. They were living double lives, and they didn’t see the harm in it.”

I have also seen this same behavior in some young women I know. They grew up in church, professed the Lord as Savior, and then have a different persona on Facebook.

Whether you’re a teenage girl or a grown man, the Bible says, for let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:7-8

A double-minded life is double trouble. It’s unstable according to God. You dishonor the name of Jesus and then bring shame to carrying His name. A double-minded life can destroy marriages, bring down ministries, break hearts, and keep others from seeking salvation.

Be true to God no matter where you are or what you are doing. If you claim Jesus as your Savior, then live like it!

One thought on “Double-minded, Double-trouble

  1. Reblogged this on reynahephzibah and commented:
    Therefore we should not be double – minded in our ways. We should always have that constant fellowship with God for His grace is sufficient for Us. The scripture says in 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Amen!


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