Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both.
(Proverbs 20:10 (NIV))
We have a tendency to think of dishonest scales when we hear this passage. Perhaps we should think about the possibility that it could also apply to the double standards that we, as humans, have a difficult time with? Be honest with yourself. We all have a select group of people to whom we apply a special set of standards. They can do no wrong and if they do, we make excuses for them. We also have the select group of people who can do no right in our eyes. Even if these people sold everything that they possess and used the money to feed the poor, we would find something wrong with their actions by attacking their motives.
Does this sound like differing measures to you?
It does to me!
What do you think the Lord thinks of this type of behavior?
What if He applied this type of behavior to you and you were not on the good end of the exchange?
Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about this.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16 (NIV))
The passage does not say that whoever has blond hair and blue eyes. It also doesn’t say whoever has a college degree, nor does it say whoever belongs to a specific church in town. It simply states that whoever believes in Jesus will have eternal life.
If God doesn’t apply differing weights and measures to His children, why do we think that we have that right? We know that He detests these types of actions.
Does the Lord detest anything in your life?