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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8720 double-mindedness
8720 double-mindedness

8720 double-mindedness

Indicative of insincerity and hypocrisy. God requires wholeheartedness and sincerity from all people, both in their dealings with others and in their worship of him.

Double-mindedness is characteristic of sinners

Jas 4:8 See also Ps 119:113-115

Double-mindedness in dealings with other people

Ge 34:1-29; Jos 9:3-15; 1Sa 18:17-25; 2Sa 3:22-27; 2Sa 20:8-10; Ne 6:1-4,10-13; Mt 26:47-50 pp Mk 14:43-46 pp Lk 22:47-48; Ac 23:12-24

Double-mindedness in daily life

Mt 23:25-28 See also Mt 15:10-19 pp Mk 7:14-23; Lk 11:39-40

Double-mindedness in worship

Idolatry 1Ki 18:21 See also 2Ki 17:27-34,40-41; Hos 10:1-2

Insincerity Mt 15:1-9 pp Mk 7:1-13 See also Isa 29:13

Lack of faith in prayer is equated with double-mindedness

Jas 1:5-8

God requires wholeheartedness and sincerity

Towards himself 1Ch 28:9 See also Nu 14:20-24; Jos 14:14; 2Ch 31:21; Ro 12:9; 1Co 5:8; 2Co 1:12; 1Ti 3:8; Jas 3:13-17

Towards other people Col 3:22 See also 2Ch 19:8-11; Eph 6:5-9

See also

5884indecision
5891instability
5920pretence
8207commitment
8615prayer, doubts
8622worship
8721doubt
8767hypocrisy

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