John Hagee Daily Devotionals 5 October 2022
SCRIPTURE: -Proverbs 11:1 “Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight.”
God detests dishonest scales; they cause rage and disgust to burn within Him. Why?
Dishonest scales give privilege to some and abuse others when “the Lord is the Maker of us all” (Proverbs 22:2). They appear balanced, but someone has manipulated the dial to give them the appearance of a truth they do not possess.
We must use scales of truth, but whose truth? Whose scales will give every person a fair assessment? God’s truth is not on a sliding scale; His values never change. What He considered sin in the Garden of Eden is still sin today.
The weight required to balance the scales of unrighteousness has not changed. The measure of its cost has not changed; the wages of sin is still death. Sin and death hang in the balance, and the weight remains the same: without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin (Hebrews 9:22).
The scales that bring balance to our lives must be large enough to manage the weight of the issues of our day. The scales must be accurate enough to ensure that every person, tribe, tongue, culture, and nation are treated and valued equally. They must be true enough to withstand the deception and corruption of our society – of a culture that bends, stretches, and buries the truth. A just weight is the delight of the Lord.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Give thanks for the blood of Christ that has justified you and brought balance to your life!