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.

Friday, November 20, 2015

One of the Top Ten

(Proverbs 20:10 KJV)  Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

In my younger days I used to enjoy watching late night talk shows.  David Letterman had a segment he called “Top Ten Reasons....”  Most people never stopped to think that he might have stolen the idea from the Bible.  I am thinking of the Ten Commandments.  He could have labeled it “The Top Ten Reasons Why People Will Go to Hell”.  One of the big sins is the lie.  When talking about who will be thrown into the lake of fire, liars are on the list.

That is the issue with “differing weights” (68/374).  This doesn’t mean that you could not have ounce and pound weights.  It means that you can not have weights that appeared accurate but are off just enough to give you a dishonest advantage.  God applies His standard of truth to business and commerce.  He expects us to avoid lying even when we have another clever name for it. 

So?  You want to be very careful to avoid actions and attitudes that God finds abominable.  Deception is a stone that lines the road to Hell.  Make the right choices.

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