Come close to God with a contrite heart and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people].
There’s something alluring to human beings about being double minded. We seem bask in its sphere. It’s all in our heart’s desires and rooted in the soil of the original sin, brought forth by the seed sowed by our enemy.
Doublemindedness keeps you non committal.
You are neither here nor there. You stand up for anything, not your personal conviction. You are easily swayed by opinions, doctrines, ideologies, essentricities. You are easily bent, easily moved, easily overtaken.
The seed that was sown when sin entered the perfect garden of Eden through one man, was that of double mindedness.
The devil knows that as long as we are sitting on the fence, grey, tepid, he has his strings attached to our ankles. He could demand anything from us anytime, and has the legal ground to.
Such is the gravity of being a double minded person. A person who wills two things at the same time.
Jesus knows that we are prone to stray. We love to parade to the world a circus of pretense that we His children, yet, we are never willing to walk on the narrow path.
The heart is the source of all evil. An incubator for all desires, selfish or full of altruism. The heart is the true indicator of our lives. The Lord calls us to purify what easily besets us. The love of two wills.
The Lord calls it an unfaithful heart.
A heart that wants to partake from the Lord’s table, but unwilling to strip down naked the worldly garments.
A heart that wants to hope in God, but easily buys itself into quick fixes.
A heart that thirsts for Christ, but drowns itself in worldy pleasures.
There’s only one way to that.
If we are to comprehend the glorious depth of Christ’s salvation, then we have to confront face to face this hedious sin. Doublemindedness.
There’s no way we can follow our hedonistic desires, flirt with the world and please Him.
So choose whom you will serve today.
Will it be Christ, or will it be the self?
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!