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, April 16, 2016

Scale Models

(Proverbs 16:11 KJV)  A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.

I think we can take this a bit figuratively, as regarding more than selling produce.  Our lives are represented by “all” (3605) the “weights” (68) in the “bag” (3599).  Every action and commitment we are involved with is to be put on the “balance” (scales NASB) (3976).

Are you familiar with the traditional statue representing justice.  A balancing scale is held up and the woman holding it is blindfolded.  This is to represent an honest weight and not the results of prejudice and personal opinion.  God does not need a blindfold.  He doesn’t even need a scale.  It is also impossible for us to balance the debt we owe Him.  The picture is still a reminder of how our lives are to be lived.

God wants every area of our life to be examined.  He wants everything about us to conform to His will.  Jesus put it this way,
(Mark 12:30 KJV)  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Paul put it a different way,
(Colossians 3:17 KJV)  And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
So?  It is called living an upright life.  It is called righteousness.  It is what we are called to. 

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