The term double-minded comes from the Greek word dipsuchos, meaning “a person with two minds or souls.” It’s interesting that this word appears only in the book of James (James 1:8; 4:8). Bible scholars conclude that James might have coined this word. To grasp the full meaning of this word, it is best to understand how it is used within its context.
In his first letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul wrote of the false teachers who had come into the church at Corinth teaching that the resurrection of Jesus Christ wasn’t true. These people considered only their physical existence and denied life after death or the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:32). As a result, their moral outlook on life influenced the rest of the Corinthian believers.
Paul is telling us that in associating with false teachers, we will be adversely influenced by them. The truth is that false teachings do not lead to holiness. As such, it is critical that we are careful whom we form relationships with, especially those outside the church because unbelievers can cause even the strongest Christians to waver in their faith and adversely affect their walk with Christ and their witness to the world. This is why Paul tells us, “Do not be misled.”
1 Tim 2:9-10 Women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
WOMEN’S PLACE IN GOD’S ORDER
In order to have the rest and peace of God within it is necessary to be in a favorable relationship with God. To do this a person needs to know what God excepts of him or her. What rules and guidelines God wants them to follow. For, how can anybody except to please someone if they don’t know what their desire is for them? So it is with our relationship to the creator of the universe.
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“Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism’” (Acts 10:34).
Just before I started getting sick my life was going better than it ever had up until that time. It was so easy to praise God daily for all the blessings in my life! But then my illness came, and life took a 180-degree turn. My attitude changed.
It seemed a dark cloud was hovering over my head. The praising became harder, and all I could do was wonder what I had done against God to bring this on myself. I noticed other Christians whom God seemed to favor.