Sunday, 13 December 2015

Usury is Double-mindedness

 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:6-8).

Usury is double-mindedness. It is of the spirit of double-mindedness, and cannot be done without such double-mindedness for usury itself is double-mindedness.  To be double-minded is to ask for one thing, and believe in another. It manifests itself in something which is faith, but yet not wholehearted faith. From faith, comes love. Thus, double-mindedness manifests in something which is love, but yet not wholehearted love. This is all manifested in those who seek to be kind, but yet at the same time retract from full and wholehearted kindness. Such is the case of usury. It is to loan money, which is itself an act of generosity, but done not to be wholeheartedly generous, but to serve oneself.