5884 indecision

5884 indecision

Uncertainty, hesitation and doubt reflect a failure of the basic human ability to choose. They reveal an internal debate and lack of conviction.

Indecision arising from doubt and hesitation

Jas 1:6-8 See also 1Ki 18:21; Mt 14:31; Mt 21:21; Mk 11:23; Ro 14:23

Examples of indecisive behaviour

Ex 3:11 See also Ex 4:13; Ex 14:10-15; Jos 7:10; Est 5:8; Mt 27:21-26 pp Mk 15:9-15 pp Lk 23:13-25 pp Jn 18:38-40; Mk 16:11-14; Jn 20:25; Ac 24:25

Indecision may be indicative of divided loyalty

Mt 6:24 pp Lk 16:13 See also Mt 19:22 pp Mk 10:22 pp Lk 18:23

Indecision or uncertainty may be prompted by Satan

Ge 3:1 See also Ge 3:4; Jn 8:44; 2Co 11:3; Rev 12:9

See also

4926delay, human
5186stumbling
5877hesitation
6622choice
8124guidance
8329readiness
8408decision-making
8615prayer, doubts
8702agnosticism
8720double-mindedness
8721doubt
8837unbelief & life of faith

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