I make sure I get the correct weight
Reference: You are to use accurate scales, an accurate ephah and an accurate bath. (Ezekiel 45:10 NIV)
Explore: I still use old school scales to weigh myself. Ok, not the ancient scales where you have to move the weights across, but the scales with the dial that shows pounds and kilograms.
I really should buy a digital scale, however, you can’t fudge the digital scales. It gives you the precise weight, all the way down to the first decimal place!
With my analogue scales, the marker can always start a little bit off centre. Sometimes I will adjust the marker two or three times just to make sure I get the correct weight.
Application: To fudge my weight is no big deal. The result is only for my benefit.
However, if I was on some weight loss show, you can guarantee they would not be happy with my inaccurate scales.
This was the same when it came to the markets a few thousands of years ago. If you were paying top price and not getting the full amount, the customer would not be impressed.
We all fudge the system when it works for our benefit. But when it goes against us we become furious and it ignites a passion in us to fight for justice.
Right from this early time, God was advocating for justice. We all want to be treated fairly, but often forget about these values when we act towards others. If we desire to be more like Christ, treating others as we would like to be treated is a good start.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the people in our lives who treat us with love and respect. Amen.
How can you add justice to your day today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.