Of Balance and Scales

Series: Proverbs

by D. Marion Clark June 13, 2013 Scripture: Proverbs 16:11

Proverbs 16:11

A just balance and scales are the LORD's;
all the weights in the bag are his work.


All ways in which justice is carried out comes from the Lord. Anywhere and anytime there is fair play, its source is the Lord. The very idea of justice and fairness comes from him, and, indeed, serve as evidence for his existence and reign. Every time a charge is made that something is wrong is a testimony that there is such a thing as moral order in the universe, and such a reality cannot exist unless there is a judge who sets that order. Justice is a phenomenon that belongs to the Creator.

With that in mind, understand that the Lord is working all things out to meet justice. Does injustice seem to be the order of the day? The day is not over. God is causing all things even evil and sin to work towards his just ends. Do you seem to be the victim of injustice? Be assured that God is working things out for your good. Your perspective is limited to your small world. You do not see the whole order. But when the Day of Judgment comes, all will be put right.

But then, this proverb may serve as a warning to you. If you are not practicing justice and fair play, know that you will be weighed on Gods just balance and scales. However much you may rationalize your actions and try to hide your motives, all of your actions, speech, thoughts, and inner motives will be weighed.

Are you ready to be weighed on such scales? Dont fool yourself. Your only hope is the righteousness of the Lord provided for you through Jesus Christ. Now, while there is time, turn to him. Now, while you can, call upon the name of the Lord to be saved.