double minded

undecided, undetermined
—Ray is double minded about whether or not to buy a new house, and I don’t think he’ll be able to come to a decision without help.

During Jesus’ lifetime, his four brothers had difficulty believing he was the Son of God, possibly because they were part of the same family. But the Gospels say that while the brothers shared the same mother, Mary, Jesus’ father was God, not Joseph. At least two of the brothers, James and Jude, later became Christians, and they wrote two books in the New Testament. In his book, James writes that God will give wisdom to the person who asks for it. But that person must not waver between belief and doubt, as if he has two minds:

But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, since he is a double-minded individual, unstable in all his ways. (James 1:6-8)

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