They did not swerve from it, and it produced what it is supposed to: faith in God; faith in His way; faith in His church; confidence and trust in putting these things into practice. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. (, Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. God's law itself is the vehicle of wisdom that the petitioner requests in James 1:5. What God does, by a miraculous act of His mind, of His will, of His Spirit working in our minds, is combined with the message He gives to the person He sends. What Is the Work of God Now? Double-mindedness occurs in a church member when he has an implicit or explicit knowledge of God's law, yet deliberately harbors a sin, choosing to conceal it, repress it, or ignore it. Likewise, a person who tries to focus on several goals at once has no clear orientation, and he will wind up elsewhere. From sun and psuche; co-spirited, i.e. Why counsel them to get back to the apostles' doctrines? Phil. Perhaps mind-wandering, indecisiveness, and doubting are more symptomatic than the actual causes of double-mindedness. We will not realize this desire until we are totally composed of spirit. They did not drift. A primary pronoun of the first person I. Joy, gladness, a source of joy. No wonder Paul's joy would be complete if his brothers and sisters at Philippi were united together in love, having the same mind and being in full accord with one another, for Paul knew that only as we remain in the flowing stream of God's perfect will for our lives, will we become willing channels through whom the thoughts of God's will stream through us, to refresh and encourage others. The doctrines of God follow a logical and true sequence, locking together like a picture puzzle to comprise the true gospel. When a person has this mind, the whole body is full of light. This beatitude, like all the others, has both a present and future fulfillment. "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing comes by the word of God." They were resolute. I John 3:2 reads, "We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is." These verses reveal two elements of the time when the unity of the church was at its very peak. One. Philippians 4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. It is good for us to keep Paul's admonishment found in II Corinthians 7:1 fresh in mind: "Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons. Some may wonder whether the apostle Paul, when he complains, "For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice" (Romans 7:19), was exercising double-mindedness. Since it is sin that defiles, this beatitude demands from us the most exacting self-examination. The real subject of Jesus' saying is the importance of being able to focus in order to fulfill one's purpose in life. Loving Father, help me I pray be united together to my brothers and sisters in Christ in love. The King James Version is in the public domain. Double-mindedness depends on a knowledge of and a willful intent to reject God's law, as the psalmist writes in Psalm 119:113: "I hate the double-minded, but I love your law." Single-mindedness From agapao; love, i.e. Just like Paul, we also fail to keep God's law perfectly because we have human nature in us that is perpetually at war with God's Holy Spirit in us. 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. James supports this explanation of double-mindedness in James 4:8: "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (From Forerunner Commentary). Bible Verses about One Mind 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ , that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Read verse in King James Version Toggle navigation Bible Toggle Dropdown The pure in heart are those who with all their being seek to remain free of every form of the defilement of sin. Revelation 22:4 says of those who will inherit God's Kingdom, "They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads." Paul says in I Corinthians 13:12, "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. The, the definite article. To see someone's face is to be so near as to be in his presence. See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11). Anything one willingly does or does not do that is contrary to God's law (verse 17) makes one guilty of double-mindedness. The apostle Paul writes that anyone who comes to God must believe that He is and diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). Spirit, of course, is the Holy Spirit, the one who joins believers to Jesus and to one another, making believers from different backgrounds able to live together as they strive, with His help, to maintain this unity. In this case, the term indicated the highest of honors: to stand in the presence of the King of kings. What God is has awesome ramifications for us because we are so different, and He wants us to be like Him, to be one with Him, to be whole, to be complete, to be undivided in mind like Him. Philippians 2:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Philippians 2:2, NIV: "then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind." This should not surprise us. It is He who tells us how to live and how to be like Him. When that is done, it indicates devotion to purpose and undivided loyalty to the object of that purpose. He is always headed in the same direction, which is to complete His purpose. Vincent's Word Studies (vol. Romans 12:4,5. They were very much concerned for their brother's welfare. He, she, it, they, them, same. Until then, we can expect a spiritual tug of war to go on perpetually. That, as sinners, we are far from God is proclaimed in Isaiah 59:2: "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear." Some of my students have done that to me—giving me an insight on how God must feel when our minds wander when we pray, study, or meditate. He opens up our mind. Christian Standard Bible make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. In verse 23, Jesus says, "if your eye be evil." A pure heart is synonymous with what Jesus calls a "single" (KJV) or "clear" (NKJV margin) eye in Matthew 6:22. Php.) But, rather, it indicates they voluntarily looked out for each other personally (individually), striving to meet the needs of each other. And all the tribes of earth will mourn because of Him." Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts you double-minded." Finally, label the inner sphere with verse 4: "one body, one Spirit, one hope." But is simple mind-wandering or normal doubts the subject of James' reprimand? Thus a person who single-mindedly pursues God's Kingdom and His righteousness will have moral healthiness and simple, unaffected goodness. He predisposes it for us to receive something. This proverb cautions a person to understand that people can be two-faced, playing the role of an actor or a hypocrite. In practical application, this means that His sovereignty can never be separated from His love; His grace cannot be separated from His omniscience; His judgment cannot be separated from either His mercy or His wrath. I, the first-person pronoun. Putting this together, asking where faith arises from, there are two major components. They will see Him as Judge. But if a person's eye is diseased—if there is macular degeneration or cataracts forming, or if the muscles of an old person's eye are not working properly so that he loses maybe his close-up or distant vision—we know that he will not have clear sight unless those conditions are corrected in some way.