An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Keep the Right Balance

(Pro 11:1 KJV) A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

This is an elaboration on the “ill-gotten gains” of Proverbs 10:2 in the last chapter. It will also appear in other places. We are required to be honest and fair in our business dealings.

A crook deals with a “false” (4820) “balance” (3976). But we need to understand that this is something that applies beyond balance. How many ways can we have a figurative false balance? Hypocrisy and deception take many forms.

A crooked business man is an “abomination” (8441) to the Lord. Here is another theme that we hear over and over again in Proverbs. Being an abomination to the Lord is not a good thing to be.

A godly business man uses a “just” (8003) “weight” (68). This word "just" is related to [shalom]. It is only used here in Proverbs. This is a completely different word from the standard word for “justice” (4941).

A godly business man is a “delight” (7522) to God. He is not an embarrassment. If you embarrass God then you become an abomination.

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