We live in a world that is set to establish double standards. What used to be wrong, the world desires to be right so that all will live comfortably where they are.
Well, God is not into double standards or doubletalk. God has one set standard for all and God will only validate what He established.
There are scripture verses that speak to God’s thoughts concerning things that are unstable, unsure, or uncertain.
James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
God is in no way double-minded. He says what He means, and God means exactly what He says. While the world is constantly transitioning, God maintains His position. While the world insists on negotiating standards of morality, God’s Word says that He will not change for you or me. While the world desires to have everyone think that his or her way is right, God told us in His Word that there is only one right way – through Jesus Christ.
God is solid, stable, and secure; He will not change. What this speaks to is that God desires you to be likewise stable and secure. You cannot live a double life. We cannot be on the left and the right at the same time. You cannot be in and out at the same time. You cannot be saved and sanctified and also carnal and full of lust.
With God, you will make a choice. And even in making no choice, you just chose not to be on the side of God.
Look at this text:
Luke 10: 38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
The picture we are about to examine will be a double picture: two sisters, two sides, two mindsets, and two ways of worship. Only one way will be right. There is one too many! God will not permit the reader of His Holy Word to think that He will accept two sisters, carrying two different spirits, into His presence.
In the text, Jesus transformed a house that was divided into a home that understood that only one way was acceptable or needful.
Martha, the older sister, represented the old ways of the Old Covenant. She was involved in fulfilling works.
Mary, the younger sister, represented the new and living way, found in Jesus Christ.
Jesus taught the women that He had come to fulfill the Law and that they each needed to be satisfied with His abiding love, grace, and mercy.
Understand God’s House cannot consist of the two sisters - The Law and Grace. Only one is needful. Mary chose the right way of worship. Will you? Blessings Abound!