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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Quiet Time: Anarchy

Unstable Isotope by JP Talma

he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. - James 1:8

It's like the car has a mind of its own.

I mentioned in a recent blog Well What Do You Know how my son's automobile has required a lot of my time lately and how  I'd fixed the issue. Well, the instability problem (rough idle) is back.

 This reminded me of today's focal verse from James and how many of us slip into complacency in our walk with Christ. Consequently, our personal bible study becomes sporadic, our fellowship with believers is limited to Sunday mornings (at best), we seldom share the Gospel with anyone, and our prayer life is paltry and impotent.

James reminded his readers that being double minded; literally, "wavering between two minds" causes instability. Actually, the Greek word for unstable- akat√°statos - is pretty strong; think: anarchic, turbulent, or even lawless. So, we are either following or fighting Christ.

Faith ends the fight and fixes our instability issues.

In other words, Christians simply cannot have a mind of their own; but, God can give us the mind of Christ.

By the way, I'm pretty sure the car problem has been pin pointed to the EGR (Exhaust Gas Return) valve. Time to get to work.

Casual Christian by DeGarmo and Key is an oldie but a goody:


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