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Dangers of Double Standard

Updated on November 9, 2013
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A double standard person is one who is unstable in his ways.

HE changes as the tide of the sea. He is a person who eats from the table of the lord and that of idols.

He sees nothing wrong in sitting in the council of the ungodly.

These ones sell the Church out to the world. They are betrayers.

King Ahab and King Jehoshaphat were contemporaries who were at variance to each other. King Ahab was the king of Israel and was a worshiper of Idols (I King 16:30-33).

King Jehoshaphat was the King of Judah in the Southern kingdom and he walk right before God

In (I Kings 22:41-43). Jehoshaphat had nothing in common with Ahab who made Israel to sin.

His visit to Ahab became a trap he could not escape.

The alluring to go to battle was a set-up that was successful due to the great feast Ahab made or him.

Many Christians today become victims of double standard when a little favor comes their way. Their eyes become blinded by gifts and they compromise (Deuteronomy 16:19, 20).

The words of Jehoshaphat were not true that Israel and Judah were the same. (II Chronicles 18: 3)

There was no way a worshiper of Idol could be the same with the worshiper of God.

His answer to Ahab was a complete sell-out of his people, and his role was a double standard. He was unequally yoked together with Ahab in going to the battle which God warned them against (II Chronicles 20:28).

  • The danger that are involved in double standard can be seen as
  • Loss of integrity(I Chronicle 18:3)
  • Being blind and deaf to the truth(II Chronicle 18:16, 18-27)
  • Being in the cross-fire of the enemy (II Chronicles 18:13)
  • Compromise proverbs 1:10-15)

Apostle Peter was withstood by Paul against this sin of double-standard in the Church. (Galatians 2:11-13)

Playing a double-standard role in the church is like a man who is serving two masters.

His life will be handed in the balance as he will be struggling to satisfy both of them.

In the process he will be the one to suffer pain all loss.

There is also a very costly price to be paid by a double- standard person.

This was true of Gehazi the servant of Elisha, who could have inherited the double portion of Elisha’s spirit.

He went after Naaman’s worldly goods in exchange to the spiritual endowment that was before him.

He never lived to gain anyone (II Kings 5:20-27)

© 2011 Abba Elijah aka elijagod


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    Abba Elijah aka elijagod 6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    Comfort B,I hope the B-mean beautiful

    Thanks for the beautiful comment

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    Comfort Babatola 6 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

    Good job my brother! I couldn't have said it better my self. As the saying goes in the great country of Nigeria, "Call a spade, a spade, not an agricultural implement".

    God bless you.