As Elijah prepares to do battle with the prophets of Baal on Mt Carmel, he asks the nation a question. The ESV puts it this way: “How long will you go limping between two different opinions?” The nation couldn’t decide whether to worship Baal or the one true God. It might be translated as follows: “How long will you try to worship both Yahweh and Baal at the same time?” What Elijah was doing was condemning those with half-hearted and double minded.

Lot is a perfect example of a double minded man. He wanted to worship God but he also wanted possessions and position in the world. He lived as close to the world as he could while trying to maintain a godly life. It brought him great inner torment and crippled him spiritually. He failed to convince his sons and their wives to flee from the coming destruction of Sodom. Only he, his wife (who looked back & was lost to him), and his two single daughters escaped. He ended up in a cave, all alone, a drunk, being sexually abused by his own daughters. He got nothing of what he wanted and lost everything he had.

James says that the double minded person “…must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill you lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.” Colossians 3:16