There are a lot of people who are unstable in our world today. The word unstable just means not fixed or firm, not constant. There are to many people who are not firm about anything that they believe, now why is that?
Our verse for today is found in the book of James, 1:8:
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways
Of course when this verse is discussing a man it means any type of person, and also this verse answers the question that I posed in my title. This verse says that a person who is double minded is unstable. This verse revolves around our faith. Now many will ask what is faith? And again the Bible gives us the answer:
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is the act where a person believes in something that they cannot see! So James is saying that anyone who says that they have faith but their actions to not back up their claim then this person is unstable in all that they do.
The writer of the book of Hebrews continues on in chapter 11 and tells us why faith is so important!
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must BELIEVE that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
So we must have faith and believe that He is who He said that He was! We must believe that Jesus was the Savior and that He will save all of those who will ask Him to save them. All of this must be done by faith, we didn’t see Him die, we didn’t see Him rise up from the grave, yet by faith we believe that these things did happen!
These things that I have just mentioned must be established in your heart, if you do not want to be a double minded person who is unstable! Does that mean that we will never be unstable again? No it means that we will not be unstable regarding our salvation! We can still become unstable after salvation, but what we will find is those things that cause us to become unstable are things that we have not been willing to deal with.
Things that the Lord has already been dealing with us about and we say no to Him! So to remedy this issue all we have to do is to say Yes and agree with Him and ask Him for forgiveness.
And as soon as we do that then we will find that we are no longer unstable!
So where does this blog posting find you today? Have you asked Him to save you? If you are saved have you said no to Him about any issue He has been dealing with you about?
If either of these things are true then you will be unstable until you take care of them!
Until next week,
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