Proverb for the Day 16:11 — Weighed in the Balance!

Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making.

This verse talks about “scales” and “weights.” It’s a reference to the ancient method of measuring bulk items.

But the message here is not about weights and measures. Instead, it’s about how we deal with others – even though they’re not mentioned at all!

But the LORD is mentioned, along with His clear intention to be involved in the entire process of our dealings with others. God is all about “honest scales and balances” and He really pays attention to “all the weights in the bag.”

No doubt, some ancient Israelites tried to short the LORD when it came to measuring out some part of an offering at the Temple. But the real concern in this verse was their daily interaction with each other.

When we’re honest in our dealings with each other, we’re living as the LORD desires.

But when we try to cheat others, we’ll find ourselves at odds with God, Himself.

And we need to know He knows – and is watching! So I can be greedy and try to have it my way or I can decide to do it God’s way…and experience his blessing!

My choice — always one day at a time.