Dishonest Scales


Have a look at yourself today.  Are there areas in which you are slipping toward dishonesty in relationships or dealings with others?  Discuss them with God.  He already knows and he’s been waiting to discuss it with you.  Duplicity and deceptiveness will get us nowhere.

1 The Lord detests dishonest scales,
but accurate weights find favor with him.

3 The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,
but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
Proverbs 11:1, 3, 18

My son and I were laughing last week about a sit-com character who lied and then spent the whole episode covering lies with lies until he was exposed.  In his case, his sin found him out (Numbers 32:23) instead of the truth setting him free (John 8:32).

Doesn’t that resonate with us all?  The truth will set us free and our sins will find us out.   

Above all, God is the one who sees and knows, and so it’s all truth to him.  He knows the exact measurement of our scales even if we tweak them… I weigh myself after I get out of the shower.  Sometimes I weigh myself before and then again after.  I never use the weight from before, though.  Why?  I’m always lighter after a shower because somehow my scales are sensitive to heat.  I can’t explain it, yet I rely on it.

Truth is, I am lying to myself and I don’t care.  I need every pound (off) I can get.

God knows how much I weigh.  And he knows how we manipulate the scales in our favour.  Frankly, he doesn’t like it.  Duplicity and deceptiveness have their wages, just as righteousness and honesty have theirs.

Have a look at yourself today.  Are there areas in which you are slipping toward dishonesty in relationships or dealings with others?  Discuss them with God.  He already knows and he’s been waiting to discuss it with you…

Amen.

Marc Kinna

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