The full measure of life God intended for you
For you to be double minded is to be cheated out of steadfastness and to deceive yourself; you cannot afford that, not for any reason, no matter how many valid excuses you may have. “Let steadfastness have its full effect so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” The Greek word James uses here for complete, holokleroi, means to be in complete possession of your allotted portion. Compare James 1:15, hamartia from ha-meros: to fail to possess your allotment, the full measure of life God intended for you, traditionally translated: sin. What is commonly proclaimed as sinful is often the mere symptom of an unfulfilled life. “To the hungry, everything that is bitter, seems sweet; but he who is satisfied, loathes honey.” Proverbs 27:7. “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, I am well content with my inheritance.” Psalm 16:6.
Thoughts For Life – 3 October (Francois Du Toit, ‘God Believes in You’ – available in print and on Kindle)
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