I hate those who are double-minded,
But I love Your law.
I find then the principle that evil is present in me,
the one who wants to do good.
Psalm 119 is an alphabet psalm Verse 113 is the first verse in the “S” (Samek) section. “S” is for “Split” or “double-minded” in my Bible. “Split of Double-minded” is the first word in this verse in the original Hebrew poem. Split is used in Isaiah of a tree branch that has been split away from the tree. Has your own heart ever felt like a tree hit by lightning and split in half?
It is hard to live with a split mind. It is frustrating to run in opposite directions and be set on two opposing foundations. It is also okay to hate a double mind. I hate it most of all in my own self! Paul hit the nail on the head in Romans 7. No one ever wanted to live more completely for God than Paul, but the more he pressed on, the more he felt opposition to Christian living from inside his own self. More than his Jewish enemies, more than the Roman lions, it was Sin on the inside that divided his mind and heart, and held him back. If you want some creature to hate, begin with the old man inside of you–your own self, born in sin, and enemy fo God, and soon to be put away on the Day of Christ.
Fix your new heart on the Lord Jesus.