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6 But [de] let him ask [aiteo] in [en] faith [pistis], nothing [medeis] wavering [diakrino]. For [gar] he that wavereth
[diakrino] is like [eiko] a wave [kludon] of the sea [thalassa] driven with the wind [anemizo] and [kai] tossed [rhipizo]. KJV-Interlinear
6 But let him ask in faith
without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven
and tossed by the wind. NASB
Doubting here means to withdraw from, or to oppose, to
discriminate, to decide, or to hesitate, to contend, to make, to differ, to
discern, doubt, judge, be partial, stagger, to waver.In other words, anything which would present
an attitude in opposition to, or indifferent to, or apathetic toward, or to
compromise or modify that which comes from God.
'Asking in faith' means to be one-hundred percent in
agreement with God and His policies.
Now a quick note here.There are a lot of religions out there, a lot of churches, a lot of
views as to what the Bible says and means.Interpretations are a dime a dozen.
If you are Mormon, then you may believe in one set of
principles.If you are Amish, Catholic,
Baptist, Presbyterian or whatever, then you will have a different set of principles
that you believe in.So which are the
right ones to follow?
And actually, that is an easier question to answer
than you think.
Truth makes itself evident to anyone and
everyone.But truth (Gods truth) has to
be pursued.And remember that truth
comes from God, it is never discovered by man.So you will never find it on your own.God will reveal it in due time, when you pursue your spiritual life.
Your biggest single hurdle, is to stick with your
studies, regardless of how you feel about the subject matter being studied.Keeping an open mind is a fundamental
principle of Bible study and the spiritual life.
So if we happen to mention abortion, or global
warming, or praying to angels, or some other hot issue that doesn't sit well
with you, all you have to do is tolerate the study or comments, and not quit
your Bible study.That is a part of your
perseverance testing.God will reveal
the truth of a matter in due course.
God reveals all truth to you.It is the Holy Spirit who actually performs
this revelation process of doctrine.All
you really are doing is listening or reading (while is fellowship), and then
believing (or not believing).The Holy
Spirit makes all things clear to your mind.The truth will stand out as truth, and the lies will stand out as lies.
Any doubting or agitation you have toward truth will
make you just like the waves of the ocean, never still, never stable, always
being agitated by the wind and currents.Always being driven and influenced by outside forces.
Rejection of doctrine in whatever form, produces
instability in your life.Without truth
in your life, you will never find stability.You cannot find it without Gods truth inside of your soul.You will always be driven by others.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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