The necessity for faith to be tested and found unwavering must instill in us the resolve to stand unmoveable and unshakeable in our posturing, confession and expression of faith. To this end, we must exercise ourselves always and make sure we do not fall into the cesspit of the double minded man.
James 1:6-8 — But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
For faith must needs be tested. And if in the throes of trials we relinquish our hold of its purer seams then we fall into the hidden well of the double minded man. This is the empty well that holds nothing; when a man draws from it, he only draws nothing to quench the thirsting on his lips. This is the dry well that does not yield fruit for it cannot yield anything… because it is the vacillating and wavering position of the mind not firmly planted upon the sure word of God.
Let faith always be our singular expression. Let us not be unstable in our ways.
For when doubt comes we shall lift up the mightier standard of faith to prevail against it. No matter how long the promise tarries, no matter the allure that seeks to drive us into vacillation. We shall not yield. We shall stand our ground upon the firm foundation of certainty in God’s Word. Therein we find our rock and defense.
What then shall cause us to waver in our convictions? Nothing I say! No thing!
We are not of the stock of the double minded man…we are not unstable in our way of faith.