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verse 11: “A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.”

I was listening to the local sports radio station last week, and the current topic was the Green Bay Packers versus Atlanta Falcons playoff game, set for that Saturday. One caller made a statement that caught my attention: “Some folks like the teams that are hot versus the teams that are consistent”. Consistency. You want to know that something or someone will act or react in the same predictable manner or behave in the same reliable way.

That’s how it was with merchants weighing out goods using weights of gold or silver (in the time before coinage was used); sometimes they’d using differing weights to “skim a little more profit”. I read the background on this in the Holman concordance on Proverbs, page 245. “[God] is the source of all standards of right and wrong, and we measure everything against [H]is absolute truth and holiness.”

Many times we have heard the cry for fairness, for justice. Such fairness and justice start with the Author of those standards…God. On this Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, take a moment to consult God on what’s fair and just. Thank Him for mercy too: remember, if He gave us what was fair…that would be us on the cross, instead of Jesus.

Something to think about.

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