We cringe when we hear about the heir who inherited a fortune and squandered it all, or the person who was entrusted to carry on a famous legacy, only to soil the family name in disgrace. Sometimes people can literally be surrounded by things that others only dream of, yet fail to do anything worthwhile with them. Today we see a young man who grew up in the presence of God’s covenant promises, but he chose to mock it and walk away from it all.
The double minded man is unstable in all his ways. We live each day in a war, the flesh against the Spirit. We will be unstable in all our ways if we do not submit ourselves to God. He gives the spirit of wisdom; the spirit of understanding; the spirit of counsel; the spirit of strength; the spirit of knowledge, and the spirit of the fear of the Lord. These are brought about from within us, for the Spirit of God makes His dwelling within us. They are not tacked on from the outside. Full submission of our heart to God is the beginning.